News 2017-03-11T15:48:21+00:00


Hillel Remembers Joseph “Chickie” Glickman z”l

Joseph Glickman, who went by the nickname "Chickie," passed away on May 21, 2018, only weeks away from his 103rd birthday. Chickie cared deeply about Judaism and the Jewish people. Chickie enjoyed discussing Jewish philosophy, exploring the meaning of Shabbat and kosher laws, and arguing about Israel. And he was laser focused on our students, providing Hillel with the means to help our young people build community, connect with fellow students, and [...]

June 12th, 2018|

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 town north of Tel Aviv known for its large Yemenite population. Dor's also shared about [...]

February 5th, 2018|

Student Interview of Rabbi David Singer

Last Spring, Triton Jewish Leader Théo de Sa-Kaye interviewed Executive Director Rabbi David Singer for his Nonfiction Writing Class LTWR 8C. His extraordinary piece earned him the top grade in the class. Yasher koach! At first glance, you might not guess that David Singer is the director of UC San Diego’s Hillel - the umbrella organization for Jewish life on college campuses - let alone a practicing rabbi. Yes, he does [...]

November 23rd, 2017|

San Diego Teen Initiative and Hillel Partner for Engagement Training

This year, Hillel is proud to be partnering with the San Diego Teen Initiative as the facilitator of their Engagement Training. Hillel Director of Student Life Sophie Needelman led a training in Hillel's Engagement Methodology for the San Diego Teen Initiative Peer Leadership Fellows, introducing them to tools they can utilize to assess and improve the current landscape of Jewish teen life in San Diego. The training involved the an [...]

November 20th, 2017|

Reflections on Birthright

One of the student participants on Hillel's Summer 2017 Birthright Trip shares his thoughts on how the trip changed him. Interested in going to Israel for FREE with Hillel next summer? Contact Dor. I want to share how Birthright changed me. Before Birthright, I had the ingrained knowledge that all Jewish-raised people have that 'Israel is our home.' Heck, I had even had more, learning about Israeli history in school until the [...]

November 1st, 2017|

Alternative Break 2018 Registration Now Open!

Travel with UC San Diego Hillel to Oaxaca, Mexico in partnership with ProjectTEN, a branch of the Jewish Agency for Israel, during Spring Break 2018 for a hands-on experience putting into practice Judaism’s vision of justice. For ten weeks leading up to the trip, you’ll dive deep into learning about the Jewish idea of tzedek (justice) and prepare for the opportunity of a lifetime. You’ll head to Central America with [...]

October 30th, 2017|