BUILDING A STRONG JEWISH COMMUNITY FOR YOU
The Hillel Foundation of Orange County seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish students at the Orange County colleges and universities so that they will enrich the lives of Jewish people around the world.
Mollie, Chapman '25
Being a part of Hillel has allowed me to feel at home on campus and made the transition into a new school as a transfer student that much easier because I know that I already have a great support system to rely on!
Alex, UCI '22
I have been able to grow so much through my involvement with Hillel, and my connection to my Judaism has grown with me! Hillel is like a second family to me and has been an integral part of my college experience.
Elliot, UCI '24
I am so grateful that Hillel’s programs exist in such a robust capacity, even during a pandemic, as to give me a sense of inclusion and intimacy with Jews and Judaism.
University of California, Irvine
Hillel at UCI thinks about programming with one central goal: creating and fostering a positive Jewish Community for students. We have Israeli and Jewish educational classes, frequent social events, spring break trips to help repair the world (Tikkun Olam), festivals on campus, and weekly coffee hours at Starbucks.
OC Hillel strives to create a warm and cohesive Jewish community for students, hosting events such as Shabbat dinners, social activities, coffee meetings and much more.
Jewish Learning is at the heart of OC Hillel's activities. Programming encourages students to engage with Jewish tradition and consider its relevance for their everyday life.
OC Hillel encourages students to actively engage with Israeli culture, politics, history and how it relates to their Jewish identity, deepening students’ connection to Israel.