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


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 Israel Uncovered program which engages non-Jewish student leaders in Israel advocacy through an immersive Israel [...]

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 create change within one of the four focus areas: community programming, social activism, Israel engagement and building [...]

January 20th, 2017|

The Case for Jewish Millenials

By Rabbi David Singer Originally posted in the San Diego Jewish Journal College students have nearly finished another session and the buzz of Jewish student life at UC San Diego has been going strong since day one. Many worry, I know, about the state of affairs on college campuses these days. And there is much well-intentioned angst as well about the future of our people, and whether young Jews today [...]

January 6th, 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 the larger concepts of Jewish learning that Shemen will be addressing starting next quarter in [...]

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 and nonprofits to provide everyday people with a ready access point to cutting-edge genetic testing [...]

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 meaningful, doesn’t count. When people ask me why I never went through this rite of [...]

August 30th, 2016|