Weekly Newsletter
January 30, 2019

As part of Jewish Heritage Month at Foothill College, students participated in a demonstration of Krav Maga, which is a self defense and fighting system developed by the IDF. 
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This Week at Hillel SV
Over 20 students came to Hillel SV for the return of Hump Day Hummus! Students helped to prepare the food alongside Daniel. Our first Shabbat of the semester was also our Tu B'shevat Seder. The seder was led by Mishelanu, a Jewish-American-Israeli organization for college students. Over 60 students feasted on a fruit-themed home-cooked meal. 

Sponsorship opportunities available, 
email Sarita@hillelsv.org for more information. 

Click here to check out our newly designed website! It's functional and easy to navigate. With the new design, it's easier to find links to more information about upcoming events and opportunities such as trips and internships!
Go on Birthright with Hillel SV!
To apply for our trip this summer, click here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to either Ben (benblechman@hillelsv.org) or Daniel (danielp@hillelsv.org).

Hillel SV Birthright Trip Summer 2018

Check out the video for highlights from Hillel SV's Birthright trip last summer. 
Hillel in the News
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Click here to join our  new Alumni Facebook page and reconnect with college friends. 
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

If you would like to sponsor one of our many Shabbat dinners that we have throughout the school year, please contact our Assistant Director Mitch Reitman at mreitman@hillelsv.org for more information.
D onate 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 of Silicon Valley! 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 Ben at benblechman@hillelsv.org. 
Internships in Israel  Educational
MASA Tech Challenge:

I srael Tech Challenge is a joint venture between Israel's National Cyber Bureau, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Masa Israel, private and corporate donors. We locate the Jewish world's brightest tech students and young professionals and invite them to Israel to learn, intern and work in the high-tech industry. The program gives students the opportunity to learn from leading Israeli industry players and academics, combining inspiration and networking with actual hands-on coding experience.

For more info: danielp@hillelsv.org

  • AJC's Goldman Summer Fellowship Program is designed to develop future leaders in the areas of international and domestic politics, diplomacy, public relations, and management. Now in its 20th year, this competitive summer fellowship gives undergraduates entering their third or fourth year of college, as well as graduate students, the unique opportunity to work in AJC offices and partner organizations in the U.S. and around the world-from New York City to Melbourne, Australia.

    The application is open now and will remain open until February 15, 2019Click here for more information and to access the application.
  • The Campus Leaders Program at the AJC Global Forum 2019 is now accepting applications. Each year, AJC brings hundreds of college students to its annual conference, the AJC Global Forum. At the Global Forum, students have the opportunity to network with one another and with campus activists from around the world. The 2019 program will feature advocacy and leadership training so that students can confidently confront the toughest challenges facing Jewish students on campus.

    Campus Leaders are eligible for a discounted registration rate of $250, which includes all meals, hotel accommodations, and a travel stipend to Washington, D.C. Click here to access the application for the AJC Global Forum 2019 Campus Leaders program.
 If you have any questions, please contact Zev Hurwitz, AJC Director of Campus Affairs, at hurwitzz@ajc.org or 310-405-7561.  
Or you can contact me, Rabbi Serena Eisenberg, Northern California Director of AJC, at eisenbergs@ajc.org.

The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies is a leading environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. It houses accredited academic programs, research centers, and international cooperation initiatives focusing on a range of environmental concerns and challenges.
With a student body comprised of Jordanians, Palestinians, Israelis, and students from around the world, the Arava Institute offers students an exceptional opportunity to learn from leading professionals while forming friendships and developing skills that enable them to lead the region and the world in solving today's most pressing environmental challenges.
Applications for Fall and Spring 2019 programs are open!
For more info: danielp@hillelsv.org
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Ben Blechman at benblechman@hillelsv.org
Jobs and Volunteer Opportunities Internships
My name is Jeremy Greene, and I am a third-year accounting major from The University of Texas at Austin, and I will be interning in Santa Clara this summer. I am currently looking for housing in the Sunnyvale/Santa Clara area from June 10 to August 10. I hope to stay below $1,200 a month for renting or subleasing but i am open to other arrangements. Please contact Jeremy at: jeremyegreene@utexas.edu
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Have something you'd like to add to the newsletter? Email Ben Blechman at benblechman@hillelsv.org
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