University of Southern California Hillel Foundation

November 10, 2015 -    

Hillel at USC strives to engage and support all Jewish students who are away from home for the first time in their lives. Knowing that more than one of two students comes from an interfaith household, we also support the many unaffiliated students along their Jewish journeys through an exploration of their passions and interests as Jews and as young adults. Through an intensive effort to get to know the broader Jewish student body, we are better able to foster the meaningful Jewish experiences of our students. Hillel at USC views Israel as a core element of Jewish life and a gateway to Jewish identification for students. We provide every Jewish student with the opportunity to explore and build an enduring relationship with Israel through our Israel Fellowship, support of pro-Israel student groups, and Taglit-Birthright Israel.  Hillel at USC creates a safe space for students to explore their Jewish identities, embark in Jewish learning experiences, and celebrate our Jewish heritage. Our Rabbinic team works with students through the celebration of Jewish holidays, festivals and learning experiences.  Hillel at USC fosters the next generation of Jewish leaders by providing our Trojan students with leadership training, faculty mentoring, and by connecting students to each other and to the broader Trojan alumni network.  Hillel at USC inspires and provides students with opportunities to demonstrate a commitment to social justice, volunteerism, and community service through ongoing and special events that serve our local community, the greater Los Angeles area, and overseas.