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|

City Council Unanimously Approves Glickman Hillel Center

After nearly 20 years of planning and review, the Beverly and Joseph Glickman Hillel Center was approved today by the San Diego City Council. Proposed by Hillel of San Diego  ̶  an organization that inspires Jewish college students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel  ̶  the Glickman Hillel Center will provide a new permanent home for Hillel’s programming, mentorship and religious services. The City Council [...]

October 3rd, 2017|

Reflections on Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut

Earlier this month, we remembered Yom HaZikaron and Yom Ha'atzmaut are equally important to the Jewish people and the people of Israel. Students observed Yom HaZikaron, Israel's Memorial Day, by standing together near the Silent Tree on Library Walk and saying Kaddish for Israeli and Jewish lives lost. They prayed and shared their respect for the people who have given their lives for the safety of others - the people who have given [...]

May 11th, 2017|

Planning Commission UNANIMOUSLY Approves Glickman Hillel Center

The City of San Diego Planning Commission today voted unanimously to recommend approval of the Beverly & Joseph Glickman Hillel Center, a proposed new religious facility across the street from the UC San Diego campus. Proposed by Hillel San Diego, a religious institution that supports Jewish college students, the Glickman Center will provide a new permanent home for UC San Diego students to participate in religious programming for Jewish holidays [...]

April 27th, 2017|

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 culture, but also gained valuable perspective on their own lives, future, and place in the [...]

April 24th, 2017|