Parent's Club

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.
With so many changes to our staff, we are excited about building the community at UO and OSU for all students to create a community that they enjoy and are proud lead and be a part of. Your investment in Oregon Hillel is vital to continuing and growing this community this year and beyond – we truly would not be able to do it without you!
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: or
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 alumni, parents, and friends, we are walking into the 19/20 academic year with:

Our first full-time staff member at Oregon State prepared to mentor students and create intentional spaces for Jewish learning and programming.


Our Rabbi at UO who will work as both a Hillel staff member, leading Jewish learning and tefillah/services on Shabbat and the High Holy Days, as well as teaching for-credit classes at the UO in the Jewish studies department.


A full-time staff at the UO dedicated to running successful Israel education & culture programming in addition to free Israel trips for students on both campuses.


Leader Society

Provides pluralistic High Holy Day experiences for over 300 students including FREE Teffilah (Services), FREE erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner (OSU), FREE Kol Nidre Dinner (UO), FREE Break Fast (both campuses), and new Machzorim.

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Community Builder

Sponsor 1 event for 15-20 students

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Chai Society

Sponsor an entire term of weekly events for 15-20 students such as Caffeine Kickoff, Torah on Tap, Hebrew Hour, or Current Events in Israel

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Sponsor 1 event for 15-20 students

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Sponsor Shabbat Dinner for up to 70 students

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Leader Society

Chai Society

Friend Society

Linda Cohen & Alex Bulkacz

Community Builders

Marcy & Steve Unger

Andrew Zicklin

Andrew Zigman


Eric & Ally Gottfried

Melissa Gould

Ben Kovar

Cherie Lewis

Scott & Jennifer Meltzer

Gerald & Carrie Olesker

Both Campuses

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