The Oregon Hillel Foundation serves the 2,500 Jewish students at the University of Oregon and Oregon State University helping us meet our mission of being the catalyst for connecting students, building community and inspiring leadership through Jewish values; all while staying true to our core values of creating a pluralistic, caring and welcoming community that maintains a deep commitment to social justice.
We are proud to provide a warm & welcoming environment for students of all different religious and Jewishly observant backgrounds in our community, every student, no matter their practice or faith is welcome in our doors. There is no membership or membership dues, every student is part of the community from the moment they set foot on campus. Whether they’re interested in social justice, leadership development, free Israel travel, social activities, or joining hundreds of other students throughout the High Holy Days, we have something for everyone.
Your support of Oregon Hillel’s Parents’ Club enables us to provide essential programs that engage students and allows us to serve as an advocate for the Jewish student communities we serve. We invite you to call on us anytime we can be of help to you or your student: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
100% of Oregon Hillel’s annual budget relies on private contributions from parents, alumni, foundations, and friends.
Thank you for your consideration! Please know none of this would be possible without you!
Hillel strives to empower students to create the Jewish community that they wish to be a part of at the UO and OSU. Thanks to the support of Parents' Club, we can provide Jewish Ducks and Beavers with:
A full-time staff member at Oregon State prepared to mentor students and create intentional spaces for Jewish learning and programming.
FREE Shabbat dinners available to all students and themed around areas of culture that our students care about like Israel or PRIDE Shabbat.
A full-time staff at the UO dedicated to running successful Social Justice and Social Activism programs available to all Ducks and Beavers
Makes it possible for one cohort of 20 students participating in a 10-week Jewish Learning Fellowship. Helps underwrite large annual immersive campus programs for over 100 students such as Ski Retreat, Women’s Retreat, Jewish Learning Fellowship.
Sponsors an entire term of weekly programs such as Caffeine Kickoff, Cafe Ivrit, Wellness Workshops, Monday LGBTQIA+ and or Social Hour(s) or Torah on Tap.
Provides Shabbat dinner for 80 students.
Sponsors one Lunch and Learn with Rabbi Meir for 15-20 students.
Provides Shabbat dinner for 10 students or 10 personal one-on-one meeting-ups between students and Hillel staff.
Every dollar given to Oregon Hillel creates opportunities for our amazing Jewish students at the University of Oregon and the Oregon State University.
THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING PARENTS FOR JOINING THE 2021/2022 PARENT'S CLUB!