Weekly Newsletter - September 4, 2019
Hillel SV continued with our Welcome Back traditions by co-hosting last week's Shabbat dinner with San Jose State University's AEPi. This is the first of many Shabbat dinners where Hillel SV will partner with other student groups or organizations. Earlier in the week, Hillel SV hosted the first Jewish Learning Session with Congregation Kol Emeth's Rabbi Emeritus Sheldon Lewis, where he spoke about navigating relationships.
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Ways to Support Our Hillel
Make a Difference With Our Amazon Wishlist 

Our kosher kitchen has been used at a record rate and is need of some replacements! Check out our Amazon Wishlist to help Hillel SV replenish our kitchen and keep our house a welcoming environment for all students!

Click  here  to see what is needed and how you can make a difference! 
Sponsor a Shabbat Dinner

Shabbat is a highlight at Hillel each week. Students from our five campuses, recent alumni, and young adults from the community gather at Hillel for to celebrate their Jewish connection and and enjoy a meal free of charge. We endeavor to keep all of Hillel’s programs free so as to alleviate any financial barriers to engaging with Jewish life and community.

We are grateful to the many community members who volunteer to cook Shabbat Dinners for the students almost every week. The students always appreciate a home cooked Shabbat meal and we are always looking for Shabbat cooks. Attendance at a typical Shabbat dinner is between 40-50 students.

If you, your Havurah, or synagogue group is interested, please contact our Assistant Director Mitch Reitman at mreitman@hillelsv.org for more information. 
Donate Your Used Vehicle

Cars, trucks, boats, motorcycles, RVs; any vehicle running or not! Jewelry and real estate too! Car donations are an easy way to support Hillel SV! We take care of the paperwork and the sale of the car.

For more information and to begin the process, please contact Sarita Bronstein at sarita@hillelsv.org or (408) 775-7531. Your donation will fund the work we do, and you may be eligible for a tax deduction
Support Our Students with a Life Cycle Donation 

The meaningful Jewish experiences which have impacted thousands of students depend upon your continued support. Consider making a donation in honor of a life celebration or in memory of a loved one. Your gift matters. 

Click  here  to donate today or call Karen Baskind at 408-495-5426 
Double Your Donation with a Corporate Match 

Did you know that only about 1 in 10 eligible match their donations with corporate matching? Every year, about $6 to $10 billion of matched donations are left unclaimed. Since many companies may match up to $10,000 for every donation, the revenue adds up quickly. Double your impact today! 

For more information, contact Karen Baskind at karenb@hillelsv.org
Shop & Support Hillel SV Through Amazon Smile

Who doesn't love shopping on Amazon? Now you can support the students of Hillel SV every time you shop. Sign up today for Amazon Smile and select Hillel SV as your organization of choice.

It's easy; simply click  here  and Hillel SV will automatically receive a portion of all your eligible purchases. 
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 Leanna at LParsons@hillelsv.org. 
Jobs, Internships, Volunteer,
& Israel Opportunities
Birthright Israel Registration is Now Open!

Join Hillel of Silicon Valley for our first Birthright Israel winter trip - December 19th-30th! Questions? Email Yarin at LYarinYS@hillelsv.org or Leanna at LParsons@hillelsv.org.
Multiple Religious Schools Are Hiring!

Many local temple and synagogues are in need in Hebrew and Religious School teachers. Click here to see all of the openings around the South Bay!
OFJCC is Hiring!

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center (OFJCC) is hiring a Peer Connector who will help Jewish adults in their 20's and 30's who are uninvolved or mostly uninvolved in Jewish life to connect to Jewish opportunities, build lasting friendships, and discover personally meaningful Jewish life. We are looking for a tenacious, enthusiastic people-person. Click here for more information.
Jewish Family and Children Services is Hiring 2 Positions!

Do you love working with teens? Or do you know someone who loves working with teens?
 
Jewish Family and Children’s Services is looking for a vibrant and creative program coordinator to work in YouthFirst, our teen department, in our Palo Alto office. We would love to harness your innovation, energy and commitment to cultivating Jewish leaders. YouthFirst helps teens develop the necessary life skills to move into young adulthood smoothly, successfully, and responsibly through a Jewish values-based lens. Our innovative programs include Jewish service learning, leadership skills development, and internship opportunities coupled with career exploration.
 
Our Program Coordinator must have a high level of energy, and demonstrated success running Jewish teen programming. Our ideal candidate will have experience in service learning and career exploration.
 
Required background:
· minimum 2 years working with teens in a Jewish formal or informal educational or volunteer setting
· Knowledge of positive youth development programming and principles
· Excellent networking and outreach skills, including ability to clearly present program goals and work collaboratively with diverse staff
· Experience facilitating large groups
· Knowledge of Jewish traditions, holidays, and customs; knowledge of Jewish organizations in the area

Please refer to the JFCS website for a fuller description of the position. To apply, please send your resume and a cover letter explaining why you’d like to join the YouthFirst team at JFCS and how your background makes you an outstanding candidate to  lindak@jfcs.org  with “YouthFirst Coordinator – Palo Alto” in your subject line. This is a full-time benefited salaried position.
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Do you know a college student who is interested in a meaningful internship this year?
 
JFCS invites current college students to apply to the YouthFirst College Internship program. This is a great opportunity for those who are motivated and inspired to lead teens in putting their values into action through community service. Internships are available in San Francisco, San Rafael, Palo Alto and San Mateo.
 
To request an application or for further questions, email Linda Karlin at lindak@jfcs.org or call 415-359-2463
 
Applications close September 23.
 
FAQ
Are they paid? They are paid an hourly wage of $16.
What is the time commitment?  Approximately 15-20 hours per month, from October-May.
Kibbutz Experience for Young Professionals

Gather - a new program for young professionals who want to work remotely from Israel, while experiencing the communal Kibbutz lifestyle.   

Gather enables participants to travel and experience Israel while keeping their remote day-job, and also provides a platform for personal and professional growth. During their month-long stay on the Kibbutz, participants receive everything they need for a productive and inspiring experience, from accommodation and shared office space, to volunteer opportunities, meetups and Shabbat dinners.   

You learn more on  their website , or Tablet Magazine  /  Israel21c
BBYO is Hiring!

Do you love working with teens? You’re creative, quick on your feet and you like your job to change every day. You’re not the kind of person who wants to sit behind a desk. You have an infectious personality and you love getting others to join you in changing the world. You're a problem solver and you're good at juggling multiple priorities at once.

If that sounds like you or someone you know, check out BBYO's job postings for an Associate Regional Director in the East Bay and an Associate Regional Director in Silicon Valley.
Apply here: East Bay , Silicon Valley
Moishe House is Hiring!

Moishe House empowers Jewish young adults around the world to create their own peer-led communities. Joining the Moishe House team means you gain a caring and supportive global community, competitive compensation and benefits, professional development, mentoring and skill-building opportunities, occasional travel and a fun work environment. Moishe House is currently hiring a Northwest Regional Manager. Click here for more information.
Afternoon Babysitter Needed

Local community member is looking for an afternoon babysitter for two girls, 9 and 11 years old in the . North San Jose area (near 880/Montague). Childcare is needed for 3 pm school pick up and parents come home around 5:30 pm. There are also some afternoon classes that need driving to.

For more details please contact Sofia at 408.218.1934 or sofiagoldberg@gmail.com .
Part-Time Job with Simcha Sisters

Simcha Sisters is a full service event planning company in the bay area looking for flexible part time workers on weekdays and weekends and event planners to help in our B'nai Mitzvah market. 

Ideal candidates will have knowledge of Jewish customs, interest in learning about the hospitality industry, excellent communication skills, organized, professional and have transportation. If you are interested, please reach out to  tanya@simchasisters.com    www.simchasisters.com
Events in the Community
Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Leanna Parsons at LParsons@hillelsv.org