2024 Emergency Grants to Combat Local Antisemitism – Standing Up for Jewish Students on Campus

Colleges and universities have seen an alarming increase in antisemitic incidents, causing Jewish students across the country to feel unsafe and seek security within their Jewish organizations on campus. Columbia University, Yale University, and New York University have made national headlines, and our local students are also facing a threatening environment – with antisemitism and aggressive demonstrations on their campuses.

The following institutions are actively engaged in supporting local Jewish students, faculty, and staff and are implementing measures to combat the rise in antisemitism in their communities.


Hillel at UCLAHillel at UCLA serves as the central address for pro-Jewish and pro-Israel programming, education and culture and is the clearinghouse for supporting students as they navigate the presence of campus antisemitism and anti-Zionism. Hillel at UCLA works with faculty and campus administrators to identify the sources of campus antisemitism, providing guidance and resources that lead to improved support for (and fair inclusion of) Jewish students at UCLA.


USC HillelUSC Hillel is centrally involved in developing appropriate responses to antisemitic activity, working in close partnership with university administrators to improve support structures and educational resources, and ensuring that when incidents do occur, their students have the knowledge, tools, and guidance to navigate difficult experiences.


Hillel 818: Hillel 818 provides a safe space for Jewish students from California State University Northridge (CSUN), Pierce college, Los Angeles Valley College, and throughout the San Fernando Valley to support each other.


Oxy Hillel: Occidental College Hillel (Oxy Hillel) is a center for Jewish life on the Occidental College campus. It provides social, intellectual, and spiritual opportunities for students and staff members to explore and celebrate Jewish identity.


Jewish Federation’s Campus Impact Network: Campus Impact Network works in coordination with the Hillels at USC, UCLA, Hillel 818, and Santa Monica Community College. It seeks a unified approach to engaging the student body. CIN monitors and supports students in response to antisemitic activity on campus and makes on-site visits with Jewish students and professionals, taking their concerns directly to university leaders.