Israel Fellow Dor Guest Speaks about Yemenite Culture in Israel

Hillel's Israel Fellow Dor Gwieta was asked to be a guest speaker about Jewish Yemenite immigration to Israel in Professor Adi Hershkovitz-Amir's class at UCSD about immigration. Dor shared his personal story and the story of his grandmother who came from Yemen to Israel in 1950's. The Gwieta family laid their Israeli roots in a [...]

2018-02-05T18:04:30+00:00 February 5th, 2018|

Alternative Break: Jewish Values in Action

This Spring Break, UC San Diego Hillel brought thirteen passionate and inspirational students to Guatemala for the first time in their lives to apply the Jewish values of Tzedakah and Tikkun Olam on the ground. Over the course of their time in Guatemala, the students not only fell in love with the people and the [...]

2017-04-24T18:39:34+00:00 April 24th, 2017|

Triton Jewish Leaders Meet Eric Fingerhut

Last week, Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut met with students in UC San Diego Hillel’s Triton Jewish Leaders incubator. Fingerhut, a former Congressman from Ohio, has led the Hillel Movement in exciting new directions during his four years of service, implementing a strategic plan across the movement named “The Drive to Excellence.” Eric [...]

2017-03-17T14:12:19+00:00 March 17th, 2017|

Kosher Dining Hall Ocean View Terrace is the New Home of Shabbat on Campus

Marshall College's dining hall has long been known for having the best (ocean!) view on campus. Since its reopening in Winter of 2017 it has been known for its delicious Kosher and Halal food offerings that are bringing cross-sections of the student population together in new and exciting ways. UC San Diego students catalyzed the [...]

2017-01-30T23:04:22+00:00 January 30th, 2017|

Hillel sends Eight UC San Diego Students to David Project’s Israel Uncovered Trip

By Israel Fellow Dor Guata I never thought I would be guiding an extraordinary group of students on an amazing 10-day trip hosted by The David Project called Israel Uncovered within months of beginning my position as the Israel Fellow at UC San Diego. UC San Diego is a flagship campus for the David Project's [...]

2017-03-11T15:48:21+00:00 January 24th, 2017|

Triton Jewish Leaders: Challah and Wellness and Genetic Screening, Oh My!

It is hard to believe it was only just last Spring that we launched the Triton Jewish Leaders incubator. In the months since, the incubator has grown to include 35 students who are all actively bringing about change on campus and beyond. Each Triton Jewish Leader (or “TJL”) has crafted their own unique initiative targeted to [...]

2017-03-16T01:26:58+00:00 January 20th, 2017|

Mussar Jewish Learning Series Kicks Off

Triton Jewish Leader and UC San Diego sophomore Tal Shemen kicked off his recurring Mussar: Jewish Learning Series this week on campus, offering a space for students interested in Jewish text study and philosophical topics to explore their questions and share in rich spiritual thought. Students gathered on campus over snacks to introduce themselves to [...]

2016-12-02T23:40:16+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|

UC San Diego gets JScreened

Last month, Triton Jewish Leader Ilana Osoweicki partnered with JScreen to bring a massive, free genetic screening drive to campus.  JScreen is a non-proft community-based public health initiative dedicated to preventing Jewish genetic diseases. Headquartered in Atlanta at Emory University School of Medicine, the JScreen initiative is a collaboration among clinical geneticists, socially minded businesses [...]

2016-11-23T21:21:06+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|

“I Found My Zionism in My Soviet Roots”

By Esther Kozakevich, UC San Diego Hillel Birthright 2016 Participant  I never had a Bat Mitzvah ceremony. Literally every single one of my family members is Jewish, I went to Jewish day school, I fast on Yom Kippur and yet… no Bat Mitzvah. The one I had on Birthright at the Western Wall, while incredibly [...]

2016-08-30T18:21:30+00:00 August 30th, 2016|
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