Weekly Hillel Newsletter
May 17, 2017
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BBQ + Discussion: All Night Study Session
When: Wednesday May 17 @6-midnight
Where: Hillel

I know some of you have noted that we call this an "all night" study session but we don't actually stay open all night. The fact of the matter is we do, because after midnight it is technically morning.


Graduation Shabbat
When: Friday May 19 @6:30pm
Where: Hillel

Come celebrate Shabbat one last time with the graduating seniors and of course our very own Noa Shemer!! Graduation by Vitamin C will be playing the entire time

Shabbat will be OUTSIDE so maybe bring a sweater
Events In the Community Community
Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities Internships
Direct Support Professional Needed

Company Description
Hatikvah House is a lovely Jewish home for six adults with developmental disabilities located in Campbell, CA. We are a state licensed, level 3, staff-operated, residential program providing services and support within an environment that embraces Jewish values and traditions. This includes a kosher kitchen, Shabbat observance, and celebration of the Jewish holidays, including a huge annual Hanukkah party. Each resident participates in a structured schedule of activities that is responsive to their needs, choices and preferences as described in their individual needs and services plan. Our purpose is to support residents in achieving their individual goals and objectives, while maintaining a link with their families and community.

Job Description
The direct support professional will work closely with the Administrator in carrying out the individual program plans for residents in the Hatikvah residential home, preparing them to live independently upon graduation. This will include assisting teaching them reading, math, budgeting and money management, the use of community resources, hygiene and laundry skills, food preparation, house keeping, kitchen safety and maintenance, and travel training in the community. Additional duties may be designated by the Administrator or the Assistant House Manager.

Additional Opportunities
One resident, Steven, would like a Jewish friend to spend time with monthly outside of the Hatikvah House. Additionally, young Jewish adults are wanted to come socialize and speak about Jewish holidays!

For additional information and to apply, click   here .
Volunteer in Israel

Looking to do good in the world? The Fall 2017 Yahel Social Change Program gives young graduates age 21-27 the opportunity to engage with social change and community work firsthand, by volunteering and interning alongside grassroots activists and educators in Israel's most diverse communities. 
Benefits of joining the Yahel Social Change Program:
*Contribute to real social change efforts: get hands-on experience working in grassroots social change efforts in partnership with nonprofits and local activists. 
*Explore your relationship with Israel: the Social Change Program is an environment where your diverse views and questions about Israel are heard, welcomed, and examined. 
*Meaningful personal growth: explore and gain confidence and clarity about your personal values, passions, politics, and career path. 
*Prepare for your career of "doing good": gain valuable skills and experience for a career in service-from nonprofit work, to medicine, to law.  
Yahel's programs use a community-based service learning model. Partnering with local organizations and initiatives allows Yahel to base the service work on local expertise and ensure that participants contribute in a meaningful way to a variety of valuable programs and organizations. This partnership provides participants with a holistic view of community development through civic engagement.

Final deadline to apply is just around the corner on May 26, 2017.

Check out our videobrochure or website for further information. Email nina@yahelisrael.com with any questions.

Job Opportunity

1800 Remodel, a Los Angeles based home improvement company, is seeking an on-site project manager at construction job sites for their San Jose office. The ideal candidate will be reporting to office our everyday. They will also be required to meet with subcontractors, homeowners, ect. Construction experience is REQUIRED. $750 per week. To apply, please send your resume to us at projects@1800remodel.com and call us directly  562-646-0172.
AmeriCorps and JCL VISTA Opportunity

You have the opportunity for a wonderful (paying!) opportunity to engage in tikkun olam by working with the Jewish Coalition for Literacy (JCL) as part of the AmeriCorps VISTA anti-poverty program.  The position is for one-year beginning August 2, 2017 through August 1, 2018.  Applicants must be recent college graduates.  AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a monthly stipend and are eligible to receive either a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award or end-of-service cash stipend.  They will gain experience in non-profit management and make countless connections with community organizations and education professionals while advancing childhood literacy in the San Francisco Bay Area.  JCL's specific listing can be found here.  For general information about the AmeriCorps VISTA program, visit the AmeriCorps VISTA website.  This is the sixth consecutive year JCL has been awarded a prestigious grant to host AmeriCorps VISTA members and we have a terrific track record for attracting superb candidates.
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.

Educational Trips Educational

Registration for ZOA Summer 2017 is open!

The ZOA Student Leadership Mission to Israel is a fun and intense two weeks of education and advocacy training in Israel. Students will have the opportunity to travel throughout the Jewish state, including Jerusalem, Judea & Samaria, and many strategic border regions (Western Negev, Galilee, Jordan Valley, and Golan Heights).  Students will also meet with Knesset Members, journalists, policy experts, military experts, and much more. This trip is intended for students who are Israel activists on their campuses or are planning to become Israel activists in the near future. The trip will arm you with the facts and unique personal experiences you need to be a strong Zionist activist on campus.
Please view the  sample itinerary for our student Israel trips. Please note that each itinerary is different, but this will give you a good idea of the programing on the trip.
By participating in this trip, you are committing to continue your Israel advocacy on campus after the trip and to work with ZOA Campus staff to bring Israel programming to your campus. Acceptances are given on a rolling basis, so applying early is strongly recommended. If you have any questions, please  contact your ZOA Campus Coordinator.

Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
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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. 
Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Maya Jacobson at mjacobson@hillelsv.org
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