First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) is our exclusive programming for freshmen students or for students who are new to the Hillel experience. These students work with Oregon Hillel's Engagement Interns to create exciting weekly events for their peers. Some recent events have included hiking up Spencer's Butte, bowling, pumpkin carving, and pottery painting. FYSH is the perfect way to meet new people and have fun at the same time!
Community Service (Tzedek)
Whether it's raising money for and volunteering at Food for Lane County, creating an annual toy and book drive that takes our students door to door, or raising the second largest group total at Relay for Life (benefitting cancer research), Oregon Hillel's Tzedek Committee knows that there's a way for everyone to join in giving back to the community. Did we mention that it’s also super fun and that you're changing lives at the same time?
Jewish Living & Learning
Jewish-themed movies, discussions of Jewish values, and Torah study are just some of the ways that Hillel offers students to explore their Jewish identities. Some of our recent programs have included Rosh Chodesh programming, Jewish Views on Sex, Facetime & Froyo and our most recent Beit Cafe, where students are welcome to come and talk about their questions on Judaism and philosophy. We also have plenty of information about jobs, internships, and other opportunities within the Jewish world for students!
Hillel is the perfect place to hang out with (or make new) Jewish friends! Whether it's celebrating Thanksgivukkah with friends, enjoying a L'hitra Luau, or making the trek to Sun River for our annual Retreat in the Snow, it's always a party when you're hanging with Oregon Hillel. What else will we do this year? You better come and find out!
Every Friday night we provide appetizers, services, and a delicious Kosher Shabbat dinner! Most weeks there are two Shabbat service options: a traditional service and a musical pluralistic service with instruments. Both services are student-led and often, there's a special theme such as Green Shabbat, Israel Shabbat, or our favorite Shabbat on Campus! (which happens once a term in Global Scholars Hall). Good food and great friends with no reservations or dress code required; it’s the perfect way to start your weekend!
Want to visit or learn more about Israel? Well then come to Hillel! We sponsor a Birthright trip every year and would love to help you find different programs to visit the Jewish State. We also host a series of speakers and other Israel-related activities each year. With programs such as Israel 101 and Israeli movies, there’s always a chance to learn more about Israel’s culture and history!
Do you have an idea for an event or activity that you don't see here? Talk with us and let’s make your program a reality.