Hillel at UCLA

Amount: 
$250,000
Year: 
2019
Field of Interest: 
Jewish Identity
Grant Type: 
Next Stage
Organization Description: 

Founded in 1940, Hillel at UCLA is a home away from home at UCLA for all 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. Its programs focus on leadership, social action, Jewish learning, Israel, Shabbat and holidays, and culture and arts. 

Grant Purpose: 

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.

Hillel at UCLA's role in ensuring Jewish continuity and pro-Israel programming on campus has never been more important. We have grown exponentially in recent years, and this grant will help secure our ongoing ability to offer effective programs, leverage data, and expand the number of students and community members we reach. We are grateful to be recognized by the Jewish Community Foundation as a leader both here in Los Angeles and nationally as we scale projects throughout the Jewish world.

Rabbi Aaron Lerner
Executive Director