Weekly Hillel Newsletter
February 15, 2017
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Hillel Events Hillel
When: Feb 17 @6pm
Where: Hillel

Join us for a Shabbat dinner, and invite your friends of all backgrounds! We work on five very diverse campuses, let's all get together and celebrate our large community! In addition to our regular Shabbat prayers, we will be leading interfaith discussions that look into how our cultures are similar, different, and what we can learn from each other.

When: Feb 21 @7pm
Where: SJSU Campus

There has NEVER been a woman under 30 years elected to United States Congress, that is what brought Erin, 25, to run for congress and to deliver on the promise of her generation. When too many of us are being ignored, excluded, and discriminated against, it is our time to not only mobilize on the streets of our hometowns, but also in Washington.
As the white house said, Erin "is a dynamic, passionate and ambitious young woman committed to creating big change everywhere she goes."

**The event is in partnership with ADL

Lunch and Learn: Are there Arab Jews?
When: Feb. 23 @noon
Where: Hillel

Why do we use terms like Mizrahi or Ashkenazi instead of Arab or European? Explore the intricate fascets of Jewish identity and the Jewish narrative with me! Skyping in a special guest (of Middle Eastern Christian descent, converting to Judaism in a heavily Ashkenazi community--intersectionality incarnate).

When: March 23 @5
Where: Hillel

An interactive workshop to learn how to recognize and respond to hate speech in its many forms.

The U.S. has the broadest protections for free expression in the world, ones that even protect bigoted and hateful speech. However, there are ways that individuals can exercise their own free speech rights to respond in a constructive way that calls out corrosive sentiments and promotes a nuanced dialogue on issues of race and religion. Case studies will include anti-Semitism and anti-zionism. 

The event is Co - Sponsored by Hillel of Silicon Valley, and The Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

MitzvahMitzvah Corner
JFS Food Drive for Refugees
January 15th through February 26th
Refugees in our community need your emergency food help!
Help JFS collect and distribute food to benefit refugees in our community who are facing food insecurity.  Look for the food collection bin in our lobby and help us provide emergency food to these hard working newly arrived families.
We greatly appreciate your contributions of the following non-perishablefood: basmati rice, tomato paste, oil (canola or olive), pinto beans, lentils, jam, honey, spaghetti, tuna packed in oil, loose tea, and halvah packed in a container.
This year JFS' funding for emergency food is greatly reduced due to the FEMA Emergency Food and Shelter Board reducing its allocation to Santa Clara County. Once JFS' YA-LIVE! group of service minded young adults learned of this need they joined together to create this food drive for refugees.
You may also donate online at www.jfssv.org.  Questions? Contact Sheila at sheilam@jfssv.org

Mentor a Student

We are looking for members of the community to help mentor our students - in career advice, for tutoring, and other fields. If you have networking opportunities; or are skilled in math, science, programming, engineering, writing, creating cover letters, or building resumes, please contact Maya at mjacobson@hillelsv.org. 
Educational Trips Educational

We're taking eligible students to Israel for free this summer!
July 2-13, 2017
Onward Israel

Have the summer of a lifetime while getting resume experience with the Bay Area's Onward Israel summer internship program. Onward Israel is an 8 week summer internship program in your field of interest. Live, work and play in Israel. Four days of work, one day of educational tours, free weekends and a summer of fun!

Application deadline: March 15, 2017
Questions? Contact Sara Naor - saran@onwardisrael.org

Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities Internships
Only a few spots are available for Career  UpBirmingham, which is great way to get a leg up in your professional pursuits. By meeting entrepreneurs and industry leaders specific to your field of interest, Career Up offers access for you to build career networks and potentially land an internship or job. 

Career Up: Birmingham is a 4 night/3 day experience, specifically designed for those looking to explore the innovative and growing Birmingham community, while gaining the critical skills from and connections with top employers. The experience will be held Thursday through Sunday, March 2-5. For more information of those you might meet, as well as all the specifics go to:  http://www.careerupnow.org/birmingham2017. 

Due to a generous scholarship, this experience costs only $25 and the travel to/from Birmingham. The weekend includes lodging (in the hip downtown area), most meals, and lots of introductions to top business leaders. Applications are due Friday, February 17.
Summer Job Opportunity!

Looking for a summer job? Want to make a difference in your community? Check out all the great job opportunities at the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center! Currently hiring for camp counselors, camp coordinators, camp specialists, lifeguards, swim instructors, and more. For more information and to apply, visit  http://www.apjcc.org/main/jobs/
Video Contest

Our 2016 " Inspired by Israel " Video Contest was so successful that we've decided to do it again this year, in partnership with Israel Video Network and 12Tribe Films.

The Inspired by Israel contest will invite people around the world to submit short videos that convey a simple message: why are we inspired by Israel?
Gila and I, were fortunate enough to grow up in Israel, and find ourselves inspired by our Jewish Homeland each and every day. This is why we have decided to find a way to reach out again to the most talented people in the pro-Israel community to share how they are Inspired by Israel.
The competition launched January 3, 2017 

The grand prize for the best video is $8,000. There is a total of $20,000 in cash prizes!
For more information please register here .
Make sure to sign up by the February 1 deadline. The video submissions will be due on or before March 6. 
Internship Opportunity!

Jewish Vocational Service (JVS) of San Francisco is proud to announce that the  Kohn Summer Intern Program is recruiting for its 32nd cohort! Over 500 college undergraduates have participated in this exciting program that connects Bay Area natives with local Jewish non-profit organizations. 
Kohn alumni currently work and volunteer at Jewish agencies and organizations in the Bay Area and across the country.
This unique 8-week internship provides Jewish college undergraduates (Bay Area residents who are currently attending college) the opportunity to: 
  • Work for a Bay Area Jewish nonprofit
  • Build tangible professional experience
  • Connect and be mentored by Jewish community leaders
  • Learn about issues facing the Jewish community 
The 2017 program will run from June 16 - August 11, 2017. Interns are compensated up to $3,000 for their work.
Who is the program meant for?
·         Students who identify as Jewish who have completed at least one year of college
·         Individuals in good academic standing with demonstrated leadership skills
·         Resi dents of the San Francisco, Marin or East Bay counties

Hillel Interns Wanted!

Interested in helping Hillel of Silicon Valley? Want to have a chance to create great events, meet amazing people, and even make a little money? Apply to be an intern! For more information, contact Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org.

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