Welcome to Hillel @ Home! SF Hillel's online programming portal (updated daily)
We regret that as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, our Spring 2020 semester has drastically changed. The health and safety of our community is of utmost importance. Even though we're physically apart right now doesn't mean we have to be socially distant. Check out all the ways you can connect with SF Hillel, wherever you are.
By now, we've all probably heard about Netflix's experiment to see if love is blind, so SF Hillel is putting friendship to the test! Are you ready to put your fate in SF Hillel's hands (or at least your friendship fate)? We'll send you a Zoom link and a time to log on, but you won't know who else will be there until you join. All students from across our campuses are welcome to participate. Reach out to Naomi, Emily, or Sasha with questions or concerns. Be a part of our experiment by signing up here.
For security purposes, most calls will require registration and/or waiting room features. Thank you for understanding.
Join for a few minutes, or stay for the hour - come hang out like we're back in cafe 101. Bring your coffee, tea, & pets to your webcam for Virtual Schmoozeday! What's Tuesday Schmoozeday? In a normal world, each Tuesday the Hillel community gathers at cafe 101 at SFSU for bagels and hanging out.
Events & Programs
Have an idea for a zoom gathering? Fill out this form and let's make it happen! Examples: Art Workshop, Yoga, Text Study, or whatever you can think of.
The coronavirus pandemic has turned our lives upside-down. With campuses closing, we know many students are looking for support during these anxious and difficult times. On this tab you will find wellness resources, counseling services, COVID-19 specific resources, and campus-specific resources.
Need Help Now?
Text “HOME” to 741-741 for the Crisis Text Line Text “START” to 678-678 for The Trevor Project LGBTQ support Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273- TALK (8255) for free, confidential 24/7 support For more services click here.
How are you taking care of yourself during the shelter in place? Don't forget, you can still go outside! Check out these free online resources:
Tikkun Olam Makers (TOM) is a global movement of communities that creates and disseminates affordable solutions to neglected challenges of people living with disabilities, the elderly and the poor. They currently have an open call for projects related to face masks and shields, hygiene supplies, and respirators and ventilators. If you have an idea, the skills, or the tools to potentially help with one of the above projects (even on a small scale), sign up - you could help at least one person overcome the coronavirus.
SFSU Hope Crisis Fund
The HOPE Crisis Fund provides students at San Francisco State University who are experiencing crisis beyond their control with emergency funding that meets their immediate needs and allows them to continue their studies and graduate. In response to COVID-19, the HOPE Crisis Fund is now focused on giving students in need support to complete the current semester.
Check out our past events - missed one? Email us & let's make it happen again!
QJew Discussion: "Supporting Vulnerable Communities During Epidemics" with QJew
Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr and President Rick Welts: "Warriors Take on an Unprecedented Opponent"
Navigating Anxiety and Fear in a COVID-19 World
Supporting Vulnerable Communities During Epidemics with QJew
Mark Laret, UCSF President and CEO: "UCSF Saving Lives"
A Conversation with Brené Brown: Living in a time of Collective Vulnerability
Comedy Night with Hillel@Home
Coping Skills For Living At Home After Living It Up At School
Count the Omer
The "Omer" refers to the 49-day period between Passover and Shavuot. To learn more about The Omer, read My Jewish Learning's "How To Count The Omer".
"While Passover celebrates the initial liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, Shavuot marks the culmination of the process of liberation, when the Jews became an autonomous community with their own laws and standards. Counting up to Shavuot reminds us of this process of moving from a slave mentality to a more liberated one."