At UO

Jewish Groups and Programs

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QUACKPAC

QuackPac is a bipartisan group of students at the University of Oregon aiming to strengthen Israel's ties with the United States and is filled with students who love Israel and care about Israel as a political ally for the United States. Students are Jewish, non-Jewish, involved in College Democrats and College Republicans, involved in campus politics and a variety of majors.

QuackPac has written and passed a resolution through the University of Oregon's student senate condemning nuclear Iran and is now working on passing that resolution through the state of Oregon with Val Hoyle (Oregon House majority leader) as its bill sponsor. QuackPac also helps students attend AIPAC trainings such as Saban leadership seminars and its annual policy conference in March. QuackPac also volunteers on Oregon political campaigns and is especially involved in University campaigns.
Want to know more or want to get involved? Then follow us on Facebook and Twitter for QuackPac updates and Israel news! Or you can email us at oregonquackpac@gmail.com to get more involved or for more info.

LGBTQIA+ SOCIAL HOUR

Every Monday from 5-6 pm on Zoom or in person, Jewish students from both OSU and UO who identify with the LGBTQIA+ community come together to meet, connect, and expand Hillel's advocacy and celebration of our queer community. 

This student group was started in 2021 by student leader Nathan Waldman. Nathan (they/them) is a passionate student advocate who is committed to bringing equity and inclusion into the spaces they occupy. 

This group allows students to connect with each other, process their unique experiences, and discuss the intersectionality of their identities. This group is currently meeting virtually but is looking to find a scheduled time to meet in person come fall.

If you are interested in joining this group or chatting about sourdough bread, please contact Nathan or our Social Justice fellow, Talia Leider!

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tamid at uo

TAMID Group at the University of Oregon is a student-run group within the Lundquist College dedicated to consulting, investing, and education with a focus on entrepreneurship

All students interested in entrepreneurship, consulting, or investing are invited to join us. We have no political or religious affiliations. Students who want to get involved should contact us at TAMIDUofO@gmail.com!

Sigma Mu Omega Sorority

Sigma Mu Omega was founded in 2003 and on Jewish values, however, Sigma Mu Omega is not a religiously affiliated organization nor does it discriminate against any person of any faith, background or culture. They pride themselves in accepting women of all faiths, beliefs, backgrounds, and cultures and promote equality and acceptance in their sisterhood.

Sigmas are loyal to their sisters and their values to the end. They are gracious and giving; generous with their time and hearts always. They seek to be a positive light in the world and to light the way for their sisters in times of darkness. They vow to speak the truth, show love, and always answer the call. To conduct themselves with grace, courage, and respect. They are worthy of trust and always lift each other up to achieve their greatest goals and become their loftiest selves. Sigmas are classy, sassy, and fiercely passionate. They are shoulders to cry on, voices to laugh with, and hearts to love. They are many things to many people, but in everything they are Sigmas.

For more information, DM us on Instagram!

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Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity

The University of Oregon is the location of the Sigma Tau Chapter of Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity, commonly known is Sammy. Sammy is the only Jewish fraternity on campus and is very active in both the Jewish and Greek communities at UO.

The Sigma Tau chapter seeks to foster true brotherhood in the form of helping the community and creating long-lasting friendships. Members of Sammy at U of O are active in the Tamid business group, the Oregon Hillel Foundation, the Fraternity and Sorority Life office, and much more. Sigma Alpha Mu provides both valuable leadership opportunities and philanthropic endeavors with our partnerships with The Judy Fund and the Alzheimer’s Association. Along with local opportunities, Sigma Alpha Mu provides chances to travel to leadership conferences such as Sigma Alpha Mu Leadership Conference and Developing Leaders Institute held annually, most recently held in Phoenix, Arizona and Indianapolis, Indiana. Through social spaces, community-oriented events, or our relationships with the Jewish community, Sammy offers the true fraternal experience.

Email us at stsampres@gmail.com for recruitment information!

ducks for israel

PDucks for Israel is the University of Oregon’s pro-Israel community run by Zionist students who advocate through education, culture, and politics. Ducks for Israel is an opportunity for students to be involved and engaged in pro-Israel activism on campus. Ducks for Israel plans on using campus mobilization tactics at the University of Oregon to protect Israel’s reputation. Students have the most power at the University and our goal is to get as many people as possible involved in Israel advocacy. Additionally, we aim to educate students about Israel and the Middle East conflict so that they can form an appropriate, fact-supported opinion.

Students interested in joining should email Kaya!

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grab coffee with our staff

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hang out with us on campus!

Looking for ways to get more involved? Check out our calendar to see Shabbats, Cafe Ivrit, special retreats, and what's happening next!