LA-area Parents’ Parlor at the Westside home of Lisa & Alan Petlak
Wednesday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m.

Host Committee (as of October 12, 2022)
Lisa & Alan Petlak, Parents of Andrew ’26
Karen & Zev Fried, Parents of Lucy ’24
Shelly & Mark Hiskey, Parents of Anna ’26
Dana & Larry Kligman, Parent of Jonah ’26
Robin & Barry Steinmetz, Parents of Abby ’23
Betty & Stuart Tochner, Parents of Maya & Jonah ’24

Friends,  we are so excited to welcome you to our home to celebrate the vibrant Jewish community our students are living in at Cal. We’ve spent time at the Hillel Jewish Student Center and caught a glimpse of the meaningful experiences Hillel is facilitating for our children. The warm student-cooked Shabbat dinner and weekly Kosher BBQ at Hillel have been some of our favorite programs to hear about from our son, Andrew.

Right before the pandemic, Berkeley Hillel’s facilities were remodeled to better meet the needs of our children and to engage the vast diversity of Jewish students at UC Berkeley.  This period of transition has granted Hillel the opportunity to experiment with new initiatives, build partnerships across campus, and focus on values in this critical moment in our children’s lives.

As parents committed to ensuring that our children have a strong and vibrant Jewish community on campus, we believe that it is our responsibility to support the dynamic and engaging work that happens at Berkeley Hillel.

Cal parents from the Los Angeles area have made a tradition of gathering together to meet one another, hear updates from Hillel’s dedicated staff, and enjoy stories of school life from a current Angelino Cal student and an alumn.

At this community building event for parents of Jewish Cal students we will be asking you to join the Berkeley Bear Mishpacha in support of Berkeley Hillel. We look forward to seeing you, exchanging stories, and working together to build upon Berkeley Hillel’s incredible almost 100-year history.


Lisa & Alan

Register HERE today!

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