On Campus

Hillel is Home for UArizona Student

Hey everyone! My name is Zach “Schwally” Schawelson and I have been a Jewish student at the University of Arizona for the past FIVE years! I study engineering and when I’m not stressing about homework, projects, or finals, I spend my time at the Hillel building. During my 5… Read more »

Gaza War Tensions Reflected on University of Arizona Campus

Participants gather Oct. 10 for a vigil organized by University of Arizona Jewish groups in response to Hamas attacks on Israel. (Courtesy University of Arizona Hillel)

Tensions have been high on the University of Arizona campus in response to the war that began with the Oct. 7 Hamas attacks on Israel. UArizona Jewish groups including Hillel, Chabad, Olami, and Mishelanu organized a vigil on Oct. 10. That event, which drew more than 300 attendees, was… Read more »

Jewish Advisory Council Falls into Place at University of Arizona

This article originally appeared in Jewish News (Phoenix) and is reprinted with permission. Last month, the University of Arizona in Tucson marked a grim anniversary: the campus murder of Professor Thomas Meixner, head of the Hydrology & Atmospheric Sciences Department. Though Meixner was not Jewish — he was a… Read more »

L’Shana Tova from UArizona Hillel Foundation!

Interim Executive Director, Jennifer Camano, CFRE is delighted to have joined the dedicated and lively team at UAHillel. Tucson’s Jewish Wildcat Headquarters has been busy acting as a home away from home for all kinds of Jewish students. This year’s programming has gotten off to a robust start with… Read more »

Tucson Hebrew Academy Welcomes Families to Open House for Kindergarten through Second Grade

Excitement is in the air as Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA) prepares to open its doors to prospective students and their families for a special Open House event catering to children in Kindergarten through Second Grade. This engaging event promises a sneak peek into the vibrant world of Jewish education… Read more »

UArizona Hillel Preps for Exciting School Year

Around the country, many Hillel staffers are emerging from the relatively calm month of June, going to conferences, scheduling out High Holidays, and ordering supplies. In the midst of all the activity, I would love to highlight some of the awesome programming that we will be running this year… Read more »

UArizona Hillel Leads an Inspiring Trip to Israel

“Absolutely life changing.” “The most extraordinary experience of my life.” “Will inform how I consider literally every conflict going forward.” These are just a few pieces of student feedback from UArizona Hillel’s first Perspectives trip to Israel and Palestine, funded by the national Maccabee Task Force. The trip is… Read more »

Launching a Career With UArizona Hillel

I am currently in the last semester of the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation’s Springboard Social Justice Fellowship, and I am full of gratitude. Hillel calls it the Springboard Fellowship because it is built to give young Jewish professionals the tools to spring into their future careers. And, for… Read more »

THA Humanities Students Walk in Another’s Shoes; The Power of Storytelling and Empathy

At Tucson Hebrew Academy (THA), students are steeped in the Jewish experience, making them uniquely positioned to understand and find common ground with all groups of people that have been oppressed. Using the curriculum, “Facing History and Ourselves” in conjunction with hands-on projects, middle-school humanities students have focused on… Read more »

Head Football Coach Jedd Fisch Joins a (Really, Truly) Fun Night Out on Campus…And Helps Fuel the Jewish Future

UArizona Hillel’s annual fundraiser is less than three weeks away–on February 11–and we are thrilled that Head Football Coach Jedd Fisch will be our special guest at the opening mini-plenary. Our signature event–Come Home to Hillel–is a truly unique and fun night out. Unlike any other fundraiser (or friendraiser) in… Read more »

The Cohort Model: Jewish and Israel Learning Fellowships at Hillel

The centerpiece of formal learning opportunities at UArizona Hillel are our cohort-based learning fellowships, intensive opportunities that can have profound impacts on student lives. It’s a brilliant model because Hillel International provides a framework, curriculum, incredible resources, and some grant funds, but the program allows for customization by individual… Read more »

Yuval Morad: New Israel Fellow Settles into the Old Pueblo

UArizona Hillel has a new Israel Fellow for the 2022-23 school year! Yuval Morad is originally from Kfar Saba, Israel, but for the next year will be in Tucson, exploring everything Arizona and America has to offer. Morad had never before visited America and he didn’t even know he’d… Read more »

Educated, Risk-Taking, Creative: Investing in Professional Development at UArizona Hillel

With our strategic plan set and our big-picture goals of doubling staff, tripling revenue, and quintupling student engagement by 2027, University of Arizona Hillel is taking a targeted approach to training and equipping our staff, board, and student leaders to use Jewish values, innovative approaches and best practices in… Read more »

Creating Access Points at UArizona Hillel

The words “egalitarian” and “pluralistic” don’t mean much to most of the students we see at UArizona Hillel, but the concepts are at the heart of our mission: to help students build a vibrant, diverse, meaningful, and empowered Jewish community on campus. How do you create a truly egalitarian… Read more »

UArizona Hillel Announces New Hires

Kelsey Jannerson, new Assistant Director, UArizona Hillel

After a vigorous search that included candidates from across North America, the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation is pleased to announce that Kelsey Jannerson will be joining as its incoming Assistant Director. In that role, she will put mission at the heart of her work to lead programming and… Read more »