March 29, 2020
Your weekly virtual Hillel and HFI updates!
Don't know what to do with all your time stuck at home? Join UConn Hillel and Huskies for Israel for some fun virtual programming!
Hillel News
Virtual Shabbat 4/3
Use the following link to connect with your UConn Hillel community and light Shabbat candles together at 6:45pm!

Senior Spotlights

ATTENTION SENIORS: Please take a moment to fill out this form so we can honor you for being a part of the Hillel community!

Virtual Coffee Dates

Missing our staff members? Bored at home and want some to chat with? Sign up for a virtual coffee date with Jacqui and Tom!

Jacqui: Email

Good Deeds Day is TODAY!
Help participate in the following community service acts from your own home:

1. Sign petitions on They have a lot of interesting petitions and all you need to do is add your name, email, and home address to sign one.
2. Donate to Hadassah's efforts to tackle the Coronavirus in Israel. Hadassah is a Women's Zionist Organization in the US that fundraises for health initiatives in Israel.
3. Call 3 family members and or friends you have not talked to in a while and check in with them and ask them how they are doing. Grandparents are a recommended choice, as well!

Share your impact by posting with the following hashtags:
Huskies for Israel News
Social Media

Sign up for daily fun activities and content on HFI social media accounts:

Online Israel Learning Fellowship

Apply today to an online Israel learning fellowship with Tom to get some top tier Israeli education and a $100 stipend+ $15 for every referral using this link. Applications can be submitted until Wednesday, 4/1 by 8 PM.
"Learn Israeli With Your Favorite Israel Fellow"
Join Tom for a small group "Learn Israeli with your favorite Israel fellow" session. 5 student tops, apply fast! Happening every Wednesday from 7 pm - 7:45 pm.

Virtual Jewish and Israeli Resources
For hours of individualized interactive Israeli content, make sure to check out iKonnect. iKonnect is a free website that is designed to encourage engagement with Israel by giving rewards for completing activities such as trivia, reading blogs and much more and it all revolves around Israeli culture and history.  Collect your rewards such as Starbucks gift cards or send it to soldiers in Israel.
Check out our partner Israeli organizations for some amazing online programming! They are putting up brilliant free content with some of the best speakers the Jewish world has to offer.

Join Zoom University Hillel on Facebook!
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven to "explore resilience and creativity" in their event, Nourishing Our Souls.
Have program ideas? Want to run a program?
As this has been a tough time and major transition for all of us, we wanted to remind you all the Hillel is and always will be there for you! If you want us to do anything over Zoom and/or Social Media please let us know and we'll try to do it!