Weekly Newsletter - October 11, 2019
We have had a busy week of coming together to learn about Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. As part of our series of programs to learn about Israeli foods from around the world, our Israel Fellow Yarin taught our students how to make the street food bourekas. No sooner did Yom Kippur end, we needed to erect our Sukkah with the help of several AEPi pledges.
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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 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.
American Friends of IDC is Seeking an Intern!

American Friends of IDC is a non for profit organization that supports IDC Herzliya , the first and only private university in Israel. AFIDC invests in and promotes innovations in higher education that strengthen Israel and the Jewish People. AFIDC’s West Coast office is seeking for a TEMPORARY part time intern. This will be approximately 1 month assignment, up to 10 hours per week, paid, with flexible hours.

Responsibilities:
  • Database management
  • Assist with Social Media content
  • Graphic designing(Basic)
  • Assist in Event Planning
  • Assist with Research
  • Assist with travel arrangements for visiting professors and senior staff of AFIDC
  • Filing and Mailings
  • Order office supplies
  • Special projects as needed

Qualifications:
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented
  • Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience in Social Media
  • Motivated self-starter, able to anticipate needs and take appropriate initiative
  • Good writing, editing and proofreading skills a plus
  • Must have proper working papers

Resumes can be emailed to michal@afidc.org   
AJC Global Forum Needs Campus Leaders!

AJC Global Forum, taking place June 14-17, is AJC ’s annual policy and advocacy conference. Featuring major policy addresses, fascinating debates, and advocacy encounters with diplomats and elected officials, Global Forum is the premier global Jewish advocacy conference. The skills and information acquired at Global Forum will help participants become effective advocates for the Jewish community, Israel, and democratic values.  (There are a limited number of spots for post-college young adults. General registration is already full, though we anticipate a limited number of spaces to open up. If you have questions, contact eisenbergs@ajc.org or add your name to the wait list   here .)
 
This year’s Global Forum will once again feature a special, exclusive program for campus leaders from all over the country. Participants will network with one another and develop advocacy and coalition-building skills. The program is open to anyone who will be an undergraduate student in fall 2020.
 
Campus leaders selected to participate will be able to register for just $500, which includes conference registration, air travel to Berlin and a 3-night hotel stay. Students who do not require lodging during the conference, or wish to find their own lodging, will be able to register for only $250, which includes the program, meals, and air travel.
 
Apply for the AJC Global Forum 2020 Campus Leaders program by clicking here.
 
Please contact campus@ajc.org with any questions.
JFCS is Seeking Interns!

Are you interested in a meaningful internship this year? Do you like working with teens?
 
JFCS in Palo Alto 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.
 
To request an application or for further questions, email Linda Karlin at lindak@jfcs.org or call 415-359-2463
 
Applications close October 11.
 
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.
Events in the Community
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Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Leanna Parsons at LParsons@hillelsv.org