Cal Week 2020 Information

Cal Week with Berkeley Hillel!

Berkeley Hillel welcomes the Class of 2024 and transfer students to UC Berkeley! We have a thriving Jewish community at Cal and we want to share it with you, even if we can’t gather in person. Check out the week full of virtual events to become acquainted with Berkeley Hillel!

Havdallah and Hang

Saturday, April 18th, 8:30 – 9:00 p.m.

Join the Berkeley Hillel community on Zoom to say goodbye to Shabbat and saying hello to a new week. Celebrate Havdalah and hang out with staff and students in the Jewish community at Cal. No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.  Zoom link:

Virtual Tour of Berkeley Hillel

Monday, April 20th, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Berkeley Hillel is offering an inside look into our building. Hop online and ZOOM through Hillel on our first-ever live virtual tour. We’ll be showing you the ins and outs with current students and staff to lead you through and answer any questions that come up. We’re bringing Berkeley Hillel to you! Zoom link:

Student Panel on Housing at Cal: 

Monday, April 20th, 6 – 7 p.m.

Dorms and housing are one of the big topics that many prospective students have questions about. Come speak to and hear from our current Fellows who are freshmen themselves and get the inside scoop on housing at Berkeley. Zoom link:


First-Year Student Panel

Tuesday, April 21st, 6– 7 p.m.

Are you a newly-admitted student with questions for current students? Are you curious about Jewish life on campus? Looking for tips like the best places to study? Have questions about what dorm life is like? Join Berkeley Hillel’s First-year Student Panel and ask any and all questions. Zoom link: 


Upperclassmen and Transfer Student Panel 

Offered at two times:

Are you a newly admitted upperclassmen, transfer, or exchange student with questions for current students?  Join Berkeley Hillel’s Student Panel and ask any and all questions. Zoom link (same for both):

Student Panel on Social Life 

Wednesday, April 22nd, 6 – 7 p.m.

Intramural Sports, club teams, Greek life, clubs? Come hear about what Jewish Cal students do outside of attending class.


Get to Know the Berkeley Hillel Staff

Thursday, April 23rd, 1 – 2 p.m.

The Berkeley Hillel staff is excited to welcome you to the community at Cal. The Berkeley Hillel staff come from diverse backgrounds and experiences and want to be a resource to you! Jump in and ask all of your questions or just hang out and say hello. Zoom link:

Student Panel on Jewish Life
Thursday, April 23rd, 6 – 7 p.m.
Ever wonder what it’s like to be a Jewish student on campus? What sorts of opportunities are there to get involved? Come hear from students who are very involved with a variety of Jewish/Israel extracurriculars on campus. Zoom link:
Virtual Shabbat and Candle lighting

Friday, April 24th, 6 – 7 p.m.

Take a break from Cal Week and join the Berkeley Hillel community for Shabbat online! No previous experience is necessary and we can’t wait to celebrate with you! Zoom link:

Do you have specific questions or want to be connected one-on-one with a current student? Email Director of Engagement Molly Shapiro at