Hillel SV offers informal education opportunities for students to learn about Jewish culture and identity. Among the regular offerings:
Torah on Tap, Lunch and Learns, Tishes, and Jewish Identity programs, and other discussions! All led by community rabbis and educators on topics of interest to students. Recent topics have included: Understanding the High Holy Days, Intermarriage, Jewish views on sexuality, consent, spirituality.
Tikkun Olam/Repairing the World/Social Action is one of Hillel’s strong Jewish values. Each semester our student tikkun olam intern works to organize events that help students give back to the local community. Projects have included: Raising funds for Save A Child’s Heart, participating in food drives together with the campus community, making sandwiches for the homeless, and more.
To promote leadership development, Hillel SV sends those students with leadership potential to a variety of leadership conferences sponsored by Jewish and Israel advocacy organizations such as AIPAC, Israeli American Council (IAC) Conference, StandWithUs, Jewish National Fund, The David Project, etc. We also provide student internship opportunities and recruit students to learn leadership through programming, engagement, and marketing.