Social Justice

Interested in all things social justice, action, and identity at Berkeley Hillel? Let us know a little more about you so we can best connect you to those opportunities! Read descriptions about all of our social justice offerings here.

Overwhelmed? Excited about social justice but you don’t see something that’s right for you? Want to start a new program? Check the coffee box in the form below and Micah, Hillel’s Engagement Associate will reach out!


Student Groups

Students at Queersgiving, a pre-thanksgiving QJew gathering

  • Jews of Color Collective: A place for Jews of Color, multiracial, and mixed-race Jews to gather, process, and prioritize themselves. We do not meet weekly, but we hold occasional events, Shabbat dinners, and conversations.
  • Challah 4 Hunger: Enjoy braiding challah? Are you concerned about food insecurity on campus? Join Challah 4 Hunger every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with 50-60 fellow students who come together to braid and bake Challah in a variety of flavors (chocolate chip, rosemary, and garlic, apple pie). The Challah is then sold ($3 for Challah, $1 for a delicious pretzel bite) to benefit causes around issues of hunger and food security.
  • Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action: Join a cohort of students passionate about combating the climate crisis! Sign up for weekly Dayenu calls and actions by sending an email to Micah at mlesch@berkeleyhillel.org

 

 


Volunteer Opportunities

Students volunteering at a synagogue hosting children displaced by the North Bay fires

 

Community Service Working Group with Repair the World: Just because our Hillel programming has gone virtual, that doesn’t mean we can’t continue to support the most vulnerable communities around us! Are you interested in participating in local efforts to combat food insecurity? Have you been looking for ways to support unhoused people in our community? Join us for our bi-weekly working group calls! Interested? Send Micah an email at mlesch@berkeleyhillel.org.

Mitzvote: Are you interested in civic engagement? Excited to encourage your fellow students to vote in the upcoming November 2020 election? Email Micah at mlesch@berkeleyhillel.org to find out how you can get involved!