Jewish Groups and Programs
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to get more involved or for more info.
SCO GREEN INItiATIVE
UO's Sco Green Initiative is focused on empowering the community to engage in transformative learning, to reduce waste, and promote sustainable practices. From joining the Compost Crew that gives current students access to Oregon Hillel's composting system to signing up for Recycling Club, Sco Green makes it easier for Ducks to create environmentally friendly routines that will go with them long after they have left Eugene.
Led by two student leaders, Lilli A-W. and Jonah K., this initiative launched winter 2022 and will be continuing to create new opportunities at Hillel like building a community garden outside of the Oregon Hillel building in Eugene and hosting a clothing swap each spring.
Interested in joining Sco Green? Please contact our Social Justice Fellow, Talia for information!
LGBTQIA+ SOCIAL HOUR
Every Monday from 4-5 pm in the Hillel Building, Jewish students from 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 Nat Waldman. Nat (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.
If you are interested in joining this group, please contact our Social Justice fellow, Talia Leider!
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.
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ducks for israel
Ducks 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!