UC San Diego Hillel's Triton Jewish Leaders gathered for a workshop to learn techniques and best practices for planning an awesome program. Lesson 1: learn how to "yes, and" - which happens to be the first rule for both improv and brainstorming! We practiced "yes, and" by coming up with ideas for a hypothetical event. [...]
You could hear a pin drop when San Diego holocaust survivor Ben Midler spoke at USD about his teenage years spent in six concentration camps. Ben was born in Bialystok, Poland in 1928; some of his family had been lucky enough to flee Poland before the war began, but of those who remained in Poland, [...]
Students at each of our four campuses have the opportunity to take part in the Jewish Learning Fellowship program, which is a 10-week conversational seminar for students to dive into Judaism and understand the religion in their own way.
As a new member of the LGBT Resource Center's Affiliates Program, UC San Diego Hillel students meet once a week in the LGBT Resource Center for a program called “Torah Queeries.”
Egyptian writer and educator Hussein Aboubakr joined Hillel at University of San Diego recently to discuss antisemitism with students. “Everyone’s voice should be included in the conversation about combatting antisemitism," reacted Simon Mizrahi. "Hussein gave students some essential tools to guide students in their approaches.” Aboubakr was born in 1989 to an Arab Muslim family [...]
The Jewish Community Leaders project at SDSU and Triton Jewish Leaders project at UC San Diego are Hillel’s premier student leadership development programs.