LA Campuses United Against Antisemitism

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LA Campuses United Against Antisemitism
Grant Type:
Cutting Edge
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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.


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.

With incidents of campus antisemitism rising sharply, this Cutting Edge Grant 2.0 award could not be more timely. The grant will allow us to bring to life a new two-day, off-campus Israel Summit, which will convene 200-plus college students throughout L.A. and the Western U.S. who share in the goal of countering campus antisemitism and promoting Jewish expression. At the Summit, they will hear from national experts, learn, share best practices, and collectively design strategies to hold campus players accountable and affirm Jewish identity on campus.

Rachael Petru
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Hillel at UCLA