We provide inclusive, innovative, and fun Jewish experiences and programs for college students across San Francisco. With active communities at SF State, USF, UC Hastings, and UCSF, SF Hillel helps students of all backgrounds cultivate connection, make meaning, and pursue justice as they author their adult identities and launch careers.
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Israel Week 2021 Get ready for Israel Week 2021! This year’s Israel Week may be virtual, but it is packed with fun. From chances to win cash and other prizes, to showing off your creative side and learning about the healing power of art, SF Hillel is excited to offer this awesome week-long event!
Israel Week is April 12-16, but you can already sign up for these opportunities today! Just check out this amazing list of activities!
Week-long Offerings Hillel International’s Israel Photography Contest (Submission deadline: April 13th) Join Hillel International's Yom Ha'Atzmaut Photo Contest for a chance to win $1,000! Use this link below to upload your photo with a description (up to 100 words) that best describes your connection to Israel or Yom Ha'Atzmaut!
SF Hillel Lip Sync Battle All week long, submit your best lip sync video to SF Hillel via Instagram (@sfhillel) and use the hashtag #ISRAELINSYNC Winners will be announced Friday, April 16th as we celebrate Yom Ha'Atzmaut - Israel's Independence Day! *Major prizes ahead!!
That Israeli Sweet-An Edible Journey Through Israel Sign up here to receive a box of Israeli treats and some fun facts about Israel's most popular snack foods!
Wednesday, April 14 Flash Tattoos with Southpaw (A Yom HaZikaron Mental Wellness Activity) (5:15 PM PST) Zack Hunter, a.k.a. @southpawtattoo , survived a traumatic event which hindered his dream of being a tattoo artist, or so he thought. Learn his story of strength and healing through trauma, while also learning how to draw a beautiful rendition of a flash tattoo. Hillel will send you a list of supplies you will need, as well as a gift card to purchase those supplies! https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItd-yorTwqE90X1Vi6dtKqGrTvOgX_qA1k
Thursday, April 15 Healing Ink Documentary: Behind the Scenes* and Q&A with CEO Craig Dershowitz (7:00 PM PST) Healing Ink is the only organization in the world pledged to utilizing the power of tattoos to ease the physical and emotional pain caused by war and terrorism. Follow the 8 artists who traveled to Israel where they tattooed 25 conflict survivors, inside the Israel Museum and at the scene of a deadly shooting in Tel Aviv. *NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE* We are so fortunate to have the CEO of Healing Ink with us to talk about the journey and show us a Behind the Scenes look at the filming of this documentary. https://hillel.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMkfu-orT4tE9QU1PRH3VIWyIm6GhTtgjgs
Jewish Family & Children Services is looking for volunteers to call high-risk seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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. Do you know of a resource we missed? Email Naomi Zipursky.
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.