Educational Institutions

Center for Jewish Campus Life Inc

  • Stanford, CA
  • http://hillel.stanford.edu/

Mission Statement

Hillel at Stanford enables Jewish students of all backgrounds, from Traditional to unaffiliated, to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity along any of the dimensions of Jewish life cultural, educational, religious, social, and social justice. Hillel at Stanford is committed to fostering a vibrant and enduring Jewish community at Stanford University by providing the most engaging and high quality programs possible. Hillel at Stanford is dedicated to building bridges between members of the Jewish community and the other cultural, ethnic, and religious communities.

Service Areas

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California

Hillel at Stanford provides meaningful Jewish experiences to students and young adults, and community members of the Stanford and neighboring communities.

ruling year

1999

Principal Officer

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Ms. Adina Danzig Epelman

Keywords

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jewish, hillel, stanford, student, jews, religious

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Also Known As

Hillel at Stanford

EIN

77-0492512

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Cultural, Ethnic Awareness (A23)

Other Art, Culture, Humanities Organizations/Services N.E.C. (A99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Program 1

Through the 18 Jewish student organizations at Stanford, Hillel sponsors over 300 programs/events every year. A sampling of these programs includes: Religious: Shabbat Unplugged in dormitories with student musicians leading services in violin, flute and guitar. A variety of Passover seders for 450 students, including Orthodox, AEPi-Conservative, Social Action, GraduateStudent, and dorm-based student led seders. Rosh Hodesh, The Women's Collective monthly event focused on Jewish ritual and learning. Social Action and Justice: Yeledim Korim, a reading program for underprivileged children in East Palo Alto. Social Action at sunrise, a group of students get together to make breakfast to serve at the local drop-in shelter. Camp Kesem, a summer camp for kids whose parents have cancer. Educational and Cultural Top speakers on Israel including Ehud Barak, Thomas Friedman, Yossi Beilin, Limor Livnat, and Herb Keinon. Holocaust (Yom Hashoah) and Israel (Yom Ha'atzmaut) Education Weeks with guest speakers, film showings and group discussions. Partnerships with Stanford Lively Arts to bring world renowned composers and performers such as virtuoso violinist Daniel Heifitz, actress/director Sherry Glaser and the Klezmer Conservatory Band. Leadership Development through a Jewish Lens, a two credit course given under the auspices of the Dept. of Public Policy. And Social: Second Sundays Jazz brunches at the Coho, a time for Jews on campus to come together socially and listen to live music. We average 100 every month. Members of the Tribe, ski trips to Tahoe.

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Service Areas

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California

Hillel at Stanford provides meaningful Jewish experiences to students and young adults, and community members of the Stanford and neighboring communities.

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THE CENTER FOR JEWISH CAMPUS LIFE INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30

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Center for Jewish Campus Life Inc

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Principal Officer

Ms. Adina Danzig Epelman

BIO

Adina joined Hillel at Stanford in the Fall of 2000 after receiving a M.A. in Jewish Studies from the Jewish Theological Seminary and a Master of Public Administration from New York University, Wagner School of Public Service. Adina studied at the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies in Jerusalem prior to her graduate studies. A Wexner Fellow and originally from California, Adina completed her B.A. at U.C. Berkeley.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Jim Heeger

Greenroad Technologies

Term: July 2009 - July 2012

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