Hillel offers something for everyone!  Our programs are innovative, transformative, exciting, creative, and informative –designed to appeal to diverse students with a broad range of interests and needs.

LEARN WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY

“I pose a question, to those reading. Would any of your friends, allow you to come over to their house in the middle of the day, just to raid their fridge, and then sleep on their couch? Would they be happy to see you do so? Would they be okay with you not paying for the food or doing your laundry there? Hillel would.”-Jordan, SJSU Student

“I’m thankful I got the opportunity to participate in Good Deeds Day! It was a lot of fun and I believe in giving back. The preserve was really interesting and serene. Being able to give back to nature was really awesome! ” -Shana, SJSU Student

“Hillel of Silicon Valley had helped me develop my leadership skills by giving me the tools to develop and execute my own club events. With their support the Jewish Student Union is learning how to be a thriving, self-sufficient club.” -Kylie, SJSU Student

“Hillel puts the fun back in Judaism. Not only can I celebrate my heritage with Hillel, but I can come together with my friends and experience a new chapter in my Jewish life while surrounded by a great Jewish community.”-Spencer, SJSU Student

“Making time to reflect on the week is important for a healthy state of mind. Good conversation, laughing, spending time with family and friends. That is Shabbat at Hillel!” -Joshua, SJSU Student

“It’s hard to imagine life on campus without Hillel. Hillel is a community and a base unlike any other and it helps its students grow as people and as a community.” -Joseph, SJSU Student

“Hillel is a place I feel safe and have made many lasting friendships and connections. Hillel also provided me the opportunity to travel to Israel and witness its beauty and complexity first hand. I am actively involved in advocating for Israel on campus and this is because of the efforts of our local Hillel staff.” -Justin, SJSU Student

“I grew up in a Jewish household, but throughout high school and into college, I began to drift from my Judaism. Hillel has helped me reconnect with my Jewish roots and become actively engaged within the Jewish community.” -David, SJSU Student

“The Birthright trip was eye opening for me in the sense that I always forget how important Israel is to other religions. It was cool that we were able to hear different sides to the conflict.”-Miriam, SJSU student

“My growth with Judaism was not created in order to disappear when I progressed to college. Hillel gave me the opportunity to maintain my Jewish identity, endure my adversity and flourish as an individual in a safe space.”-Natalie, Foothill College Student

“Hillel has made its own impact on my life, by providing an environment where I am always learning new things about Judaism and the people in Hillel. The support and guidance from the Hillel staff has also been helpful in the other aspect of my life.”-Daisy, Foothill College Student

“As Elie Wiesel has said, “it is not the first time, it’s a homecoming”. That is what coming to Hillel is. Hillel provides a place of love and comfort that feels like home.”-Miriam, SJSU student