Welcome Week Information

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The students and staff at Berkeley Hillel are so excited you have begun your journey at the best school in the country. There are a lot of fun things happening at Hillel throughout the year, and you’ll quickly get acquainted. Take a look at the rest of our website, our Facebook page and Facebook group too! And don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter on our Get Involved form. 

Check out last year’s Welcome Week Events! Upcoming Welcome Week Events will be posted soon.


Additional Welcome Week Events

Wednesday, August 28th
  • Volunteering for BBQ, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.:  Come by Hillel to help set-up and cook for kickoff BBQ of the year! Enjoy an intimate community of people in the Hillel Kosher Kitchen! Stay for a free kosher meal with vegetarian/vegan options and meet other Cal students.  (Berkeley Hillel)
Thursday, August 29th
  • TBD

Friday, August 30th

  • Welcome Back Shabbat, 6:00pm Candlelighting and Soul Hour, 7pm Dinner: Come hang out with your friends and relax after your first 3 days of classes with community, celebration, and delicious food.

Questions? Please email Molly at mshapiro@berkeleyhillel.org and one of our Freshmen Fellows or awesome staff members will get back to you with the answers you need!


Who has been planning all of this for the new students?

Meet our Schultz Freshmen Fellows:

This group of incoming sophomores has been working this past spring semester to plan Welcome Week events, the Freshmen Retreat, and fun events for the rest of the Fall semester. 

Freshmen Fellows are part of a year-long leadership fellowship at Berkeley Hillel. Not only are you invited to their events, but the fellows regularly take new students out for coffee! Feel free to reach out to any of them to meet up at one of their favorite cafes around campus. They are the ultimate resource for all things Berkeley and Hillel.

Check out their bios and contact info by clicking here!