Weekly Hillel Newsletter
August 22 , 2018

Jewish Student Union President Naomi Cahn and Students Supporting Israel President Spencer Brodie , greeted students as they returned to San Jose State University for their first week of classes!

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Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

Amongst the student population supported by Hillel of Silicon Valley, there are students who do not have a place to go to enjoy a Rosh Hashanah or pre-Yom Kippur meal or break the fast. If you are able and willing to host one or more students for holiday dinners, please contact Mitch Reitman, Assistant Director at mreitman@hillelsv.org or 408-774-7532.
Students are welcomed to attend High Holy Day services at most congregations in the area at no cost.  For information about student tickets for High Holy Day services,  please contact Mitch.

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. 
Educational Trips Educational
Know about a cool trip our students can take? 
Email Ben Blechman at benblechman@hillelsv.org
Internships, Jobs, and Volunteer Opportunities Internships
Child Care Assistant Wanted.  Community member needs someone who can pick kids up once in awhile at Yavneh Day School in Los Gatos, straighten the house a bit and possibly start making a simple dinner.   Ideally 10 hours a week and $15 per hour. 
Jodi Gerston

Congregation Shir Hadash is looking for enthusiastic individuals to teach in our religious school.  We have paid positions available in 3rd grade, 6th grade, and 7th/8th grade.  If you are interested, please contact Rabbi PJ Schwartz at rabbischwartz@shirhadash.org for more information.

Do you like working with children?  Are you looking for some additional money?  Do you like Jewish Summer Camp?  If you said "YES!" to all of those questions, then Temple Emanu-El's Religious School will be a perfect fit.  

Temple Emanu-El is looking for enthusiastic, committed individuals who have special talents for connecting with young people. We have immediate openings on our teaching staff for the school year 2018-19:
When : Sunday mornings (8:45am-12:30pm); Wednesday afternoons (4:15pm-6:15pm); Wednesday evenings (6:30pm-8:00pm)
Where : Temple Emanu-El,  1010 University Ave San Jose  (a shorter drive than you think on Sunday mornings!)
Salary : $35+ depending on experience; if you live outside of Santa Clara County, travel stipend available
All of our teachers have freedom to create an open classroom and experiment with various teaching methodologies.  Collaboration with Director of Education, fellow teachers, and Teen Madrichim is an essential part of being part of the TEE teaching staff.  Coming to work each week happy and leaving refreshed is a given. 
We are currently seeking teachers to fill the following roles:
  • 4th grade (Sunday AM/ Wed PM) - Elements of Torah/Midrash/Intensive study of Genesis/Exodus, along with prayerbook Hebrew curriculum
  • 5th grade (Sunday AM/Wed PM) - Jewish Life Cycle, along with prayerbook Hebrew curriculum*
  • 8th/9th grade combo (Sunday AM - 11:30am-12:30pm) - California Jewry/Gold Rush - 2yr curriculum*
  • 12th grade (Sunday AM - 11:30am-12:30pm) - Immigration waves and its effects on New York*
* Class field trips included as part of curriculum
Please contact Phil Hankin, TEE Director of Education, at 408-232-3223, or at  phil@templesanjose.org  if you are interested or for more info.  

Beth Am is looking for teachers on Sunday mornings (9 - 11:30) and Sunday late morning/early afternoon (11:45 - 1:15). These include an art teacher, Judaica teachers and Hebrew teachers. 

Click  here for more information
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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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