UCSD Hillel Student Center Akin to a Hanukkah Miracle

We were overjoyed to be joined by so many supporters and local leaders to celebrate our progress toward building the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Center and the start of the Hanukkah holiday this past weekend. In addition to the speeches by various champions of the campaign, attendees enjoyed a full-service latke bar and sufganiyot over drinks in the San Diego sunshine. Our campaign is thriving because of the deep generosity [...]

December 7th, 2018|

Hillel Wins Lawsuit Over Glickman Center

Superior Court Judge Timothy Taylor ruled Friday in favor of the City of San Diego and Hillel of San Diego, upholding Hillel’s right to build the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center across La Jolla Village Drive from UC San Diego. This legal victory is a crucial step forward in Hillel’s effort to build a facility to serve Jewish students at UC San Diego. Approved in October 2017 by a [...]

November 9th, 2018|

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|