USC Hillels Executive Director, Bailey London, receives the Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award from the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California
Please join us in congratulating Bailey, USC Hillels Executive Director, on receiving the Mark Meltzer Young Professional Award from the JCPSC. The JCPSC is an organization dedicated to creating a thriving interdisciplinary professional community for Jewish professionals. The award acknowledges a young professional with a minimum of 10 years in the field, who has impacted the Jewish community through their work. Bailey joined the USC Hillel team in 2013 and has since transformed Jewish life on campus. Under her leadership, the USC Hillel staff grew from 3 professionals to 7 allowing us to engage more students, host meaningful Shabbat and Holiday services and meals, and conduct even more Israel Advocacy both on campus and in the community.
You can show your esteem and affection for Bailey by making a gift in her honor.
USC Hillel & the Los Angeles Police Departments Response to the Tree of Life Synagogue Attack:
USC Hillel joins the country in mourning the loss of eleven brothers and sisters in Pittsburgh. On Sunday, October 28th, in efforts to honor the memory of those who passed and to support our students, USC Hillel co-sponsored a vigil at Wilshire Federal Building and paid for Ubers for any students who wanted to attend. On Tuesday, October 30th, USC Hillel, Chabad, and the Office of Religious Life co-hosted USC Stands with Pittsburgh Vigil on campus, which drew over 300 Jewish and non-Jewish students.
USC Hillel is grateful for the Los Angeles Police Department, who is dedicated to protecting our students and our organization. Following the attack, LAPD asked USC Hillel to co-host a security briefing for all LAPD department heads, influential community members, and leaders within the Jewish community. The briefing, which was attended by 200 of Los Angeles community members focused in the safety and protection of Jewish institutions.
If you have questions about the safety of USC Hillel students, please do not hesitate to contact USC Hillels Executive Director, Bailey London.
Upcoming Community Events:
Homecoming & Alumni Shabbat and Comedy Experience
Friday, November 9, 6:00 PM
Relive your USC Hillel days by coming back to Hoover for Shabbat! Services begin at 6:00 PM, with dinner and performances by top LA standup comedians Alex Kojfman, Liz Glazer, and Goldie Hoffman to follow at 7:00 PM, come for one or both! RSVP HERE.
Kiddush at Kick Off - Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, November 10, 3.5 hours before kick off
Jewish Alumni Association Tent on Trousdale
Celebrate both Shabbat and Trojan football with the Jewish Alumni Association! Find the JAA tent on Trousdale across from VKC to make Kiddush and for kosher tailgate noshes. FIGHT ON!
Giving Spinning Tuesday!
Tuesday, November 27, 5:30 PM
Flywheel Sports, 8599 Santa Monica, West Hollywood
Support USC Hillel while burning those Thanksgiving calories! Join us on Giving Tuesday for a private spin class. 100% of proceeds go to supporting USC Hillel and the work we do on campus. RSVP HERE.
Wine & Nosh with USC Hillel in Phoenix!
Wednesday, November 28, 7:30 PM
Generously hosted by Sheri and Shane Sender
Connect with USC Hillel and grow your Arizona Jewish Trojan network! This event is generously hosted by Sheri and Shane Sender in their home. An address will be provided upon registration. Click here to register.
Alternative Spring Break Opportunity for Students
When: March 11-17, 2019
Where: Anchorage, Alaska
How Much: $850 for the trip with a travel subsidy. Financial assistance is available.
USC Hillel is thrilled to offer a once in a lifetime opportunity to spend Alternative Spring Break in Alaska! Students will have the opportunity to explore Anchorage and participate in a number of service projects, including delivering Mishloach Manot to senior citizens, volunteering in a Food Bank serving the less fortunate, and working with students in the local Jewish Educational Centers Spring Break Camp. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the Native Alaskan population and spend Shabbat with the Jewish community in Anchorage, also known as the Frozen Chosen.
This will be an amazing opportunity for your student to explore a new Jewish community and meet new friends at USC! Contact Eitan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-973-1199 for more info.
Sukkot at USC Hillel
Hillel at SC kicked off our October programming with Sukkot, the first festival of 5779. Students adorned our Sukkah with flowers, changing leaves, and water color paintings, a welcomed relief from the stress of midterms. Special Sukkot programming included a Wine, Cheese, and Torah night for students 21+, a sleepover in the Sukkah, and of course lots of bagels and BBQs.
Jewish Alumni Associations Israel Update:
Kicking off the Jewish Alumni Associations Speaker Series, Charlotte Korchak, USC class of 2009, and current Director of International Student Programs at StandWithUs Israel, led a both intimately personal and academic conversation on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict with alumni, faculty and USC students. Charlotte, co-founder of USC Hillels thriving club, SC Students for Israel, was moved that many of the students who attended the event had not participated in Hillel activities previously but left the lecture looking to engage in Israel advocacy through Hillels Trojans for Israel and/or SC Students for Israel. Students learned nuanced talking points, ways to engage politically as American Jews in support of Israel and walked away with a newfound understanding of the international pressures and complexities facing Israeli Jews in 2018.