This Week @ Berkeley Hillel

Any given week during the regular semester, there’s so much happening at Berkeley Hillel. Check back each week for an updated list of programs and events!

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This Week’s Schedule!

Monday

  • Bagels on the Glade: 11:30-1. Stop by Memorial Glade to schmooze for a bit or grab a bagel in between classes!

Tuesday

  • Freshmen Schultz: 5-6:30 p.m. Weekly meetings for the 2023 cohort of Freshman Fellows. To learn more about the Schultz Fellowship or meet the current fellows, check out our website here! In the classroom.
  • Repair the World Fellowship: 6-7:30. This a closed fellowship and community service experience for students interested in deepening their commitment to justice and service in the Jewish Bay Area community

Wednesday

  • Cafe Ivrit: 5 -6 p.m. Join other Hebrew speakers for a coffee hour before BBQ in the Hillel Courtyard
  • Dayenu: 5-6 p.m. Join a cohort of students passionate about combating the climate crisis in the classroom downstairs.
  • Kosher BBQ: 6-7 p.m. Every Wednesday, the Berkeley Hillel Kitchen Interns cook a delicious Kosher BBQ meal for UC Berkeley students and friends! 

Thursday

  • Junior Class Dinner: 6-7 p.m. Come join as a Junior class for a delicious dinner! Please RSVP in advance. In the downstairs classroom
  • Challah for Hunger: 6-7:30 p.m. Come Braid like Berkeley with our community and engage in the traditions of challah, tikkun olam, and tzedakah! In the auditorium
  • Crafting Consent: 6:30-8 p.m. A year-long fellowship for women that explores the issues of consent within contemporary topics, such as body, voice, work, and relationships. We meet upstairs in the Beit Midrash.

FridayShabbat with Berkeley Hillel. Come together in song, meditation, and prayer to welcome Shabbat with your Berkeley Hillel community. Following services, join us in the auditorium for Kiddush and motzi (blessing over the bread), followed by a home-cooked Shabbat dinner.

  • Candelighting- 6 p.m.
  • Services- 6:15 p.m.
  • Dinner- 7:15 p.m.

Community Postings

Check out events, jobs, and other info from community organizations. Want to get something added here? Email our Program Associate, Hannah, at hsnyder@berkeleyhillel.org.

 

Apply to the JPAC Outreach and Communications Student Fellow Program
This is a remote, part-time (~15 hours per month), five-month, fixed-term position with additional hours leading up to and during JPAC (Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California) Capitol Summit on May 9-10, 2023. The fellowship is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience and training in outreach and communication. Learn more and apply here!

Join The RAC as a Campaign Consultant 
The RAC (Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism) is looking for a Campaign Consultant for 5-10 hours/week (hours will vary) for a combination of administrative and community organizing assignments. The consultant will work directly with Rabbi Saxe-Taller and also participate in the team of congregational leaders that develops strategy and guides RAC-CA’s campaigns. We are developing a climate campaign to engage URJ  congregations across CA. The commitment is from now through mid-June, with the possibility of extending through next year. Reach out to Rabbi Saxe-Taller at JSaxe-Taller@rac.org with any questions or interest.

Apply to the RAC Judaism’s Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Program
The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) is NOW HIRING for the 2023-2024 Eisendrath Legislative Assistant Program, a year-long fellowship for recent college graduates or individuals with equivalent academic and professional experience who are interested in Judaism, social justice, and public policy. The RAC is particularly interested in investing in and engaging with applicants who come from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds. This includes People of Color, people with disabilities, people coming from marginalized socioeconomic backgrounds, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and other marginalized identities. To learn more, prospective applicants are invited to register for a virtual information session: February 2, 2023 at 4:30pm EST (for People of Color only) – led by Yolanda Savage-Narva (Union for Reform Judaism Assistant Vice President of Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion) and Israel Harris (current legislative assistant) or February 2, 2023 at 7:00pm EST (open to all). 

The application deadline is February 21, 2023. Learn more and apply at www.RAC.org/LA. Please contact Assistant Legislative Director Jacob Greenblatt (jgreenblatt@rac.org) with any questions.

Apply to travel to Haifa with Berkeley Study Abroad Global Internships

  • All admitted students are guaranteed at least $5K in funds to afford the program and will also receive a weekly stipend for living costs.
  • The program will take place in Israel from June 19 – August 11, 2023.
  • You’ll undertake an NGO internship or research opportunity for 20-30 hours/week based on your interests or career aspirations, with the majority of options being social action programs.
  • You’ll earn academic credit by taking two courses, including one in-person course on the minority experience in Israel that was universally loved by program alumni
  • At least 1-2 days a week are set aside for organized field trips all over Israel, allowing you to literally touch thousands of years of history.
  • You’ll live in Haifa, Israel, which mirrors the Bay Area in many ways, including diversity, politics, weather, and topography.
  • You’ll live in apartment-style accommodations, complete with kitchen access. Find more information here and reach out to Matthew at mgordan@law.berkeley.edu with any questions.

Find more information on this flyer, Global Internship Program Printable Flyer, and the website. Reach out to Matthew at mgordan@law.berkeley.edu with any questions. 

Join the Jewish Changemakers Fellowship!
The Jewish Changemakers Fellowship is the premiere leadership development initiative for Jewish young adults between the ages of 20 and 25, a program of the Jewish Federation Federations of North America (JFNA). The program will span 9 weeks and gather hundreds of young adults from the United States and Canada for learning together through large group sessions, cohort time, and asynchronous learning. Completion of the fellowship includes a $350 stipend. Apply Here!

Are you a junior interested in studying abroad? The Nachshon Project cultivates future Jewish leaders by encouraging outstanding college students to pursue careers as Jewish professionals in North America. Study abroad in Jerusalem for credit, at the Hebrew University, TUITION-FREE (paid for by the Nachshon project) tuition-free. What do we do during the Israel semester?

  • Cohort Building: you and another 20 passionate about Judaism Juniors live together in the dorms and create life-long friendships and a peer network for future professionals.
  • You will strengthen your understanding of the social, political and religious aspects of the land and people of Israel with monthly retreats/trips with the best tour guide (who works at pardes and hartman nbd)
  • Learn about Jewish professional life and meet with many people in the field as well as meet with a UCLA career advisor multiple times FOR FREE!!!
  • Gain a deeper understanding of leadership models and increase your Jewish textual literacy, by getting to take a class at PARDES! (https://www.pardes.org.il/)
  • And if that wasn’t enough- those who go to camp the summer after the semester abroad and run an Israel-based educational program at camp, and get an additional $1,500 bonus on top of your camp salary.
  • After completing the semester in Israel and your camp and/or campus projects, you will be eligible to apply for a fellowship for $30,000 per year for graduate school for a degree which leads to a career serving the North American Jewish community.
  • Learn more and apply here!

Fill out the Jewish Student Survey for ASUC. This survey aims to get a better idea of the challenges the Jewish community of UC Berkeley experiences and where we can focus our efforts this upcoming year.

Post Grads – Teach English in Israel! Join MITF for 10 months in Israel. Learn more here!

Reach out to Hillel International’s Student Cabinet!
Student Cabinet is a freeform space to share new ideas and launch creative initiatives for the greater Hillel community. Don’t be shy! We love hearing your thoughts, insights, and ways to improve. Big or small, we are a resource you can utilize to instigate change and new curriculum. Fill out our Google Form to propose and share any ideas, projects, or feedback. Please feel free to be as specific or as broad as you’d like! Contact Dani Sobkin at dsobkin@berkeley.edu with any specific questions.