Hillel at UCLA

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ORGANIZATION DESCRIPTION

Founded in 1940, Hillel at UCLA is a home away from home, at UCLA, for Jewish students to build their identities through Jewish life, learning, culture, and leadership opportunities. It is the center of Jewish life on campus, creating meaningful Jewish experiences and opportunities for students to embrace Judaism – now and for a lifetime. It reaches roughly 1,800 of the 3,000 Jewish students at UCLA, more than 3,000 non-student community members, and empowers 110 student leaders.

FIELD OF INTEREST

SOCIAL

grant programs

LA Campuses United Against Antisemitism

$240,000

To launch LA Campuses United Against Antisemitism, multi-campus Hillel coalition (Hillel at UCLA, USC Hillel and Hillel 818) that will directly engage student leaders and thousands more in fighting antisemitism on college campuses. The program aims to develop a united effort for combatting antisemitism across college campuses in Los Angeles.

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Hillel at UCLA Holistic Wellness

$178,000

To scale and formalize an initiative that will integrate mental health support and wellness into all of its programming. The program aims to increase access to mental health services, decrease mental health crises among Jewish students, and increase staff and organizational wellness.

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To mitigate the economic hardship resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and to help them achieve long-term organizational sustainability

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Grant

$250,000

To facilitate and guide the launch of a capital endowment campaign and legacy giving program, which will establish a solid and stable financial position for Hillel at UCLA to sustain its building, operations, and programs serving Jewish Bruins for another generation and beyond.

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