Bowling Green State University (BGSU) Hillel provides opportunities for Jewish students to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity. BGSU Hillel`s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. BGSU Hillel is dedicated to providing Jewish students with a "home away from home" where a broad range of Jewish viewpoints are welcome. In addition to offering religious services, BGSU Hillel plans and implements cultural, educational, community service, and social activities. Undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty and community members are all invited and encouraged to become a part of our Jewish community and activities. BGSU Hillel`s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results. BGSU Hillel is a Jewish Student Organization classified as a "Small and Mighty" and supported by the Soref Initiative. Approximately 25% of Jewish students throughout North America attend institutions of higher learning with small Jewish communities and limited resources. Established through the generosity of the Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation, Hillel`s Soref Initiative enables students and local college and university communities to celebrate Jewish life on campus with smaller Jewish populations. The Soref Initiative provides guidance, financial assistance, online resources and a communication network for Jewish students and the faculty advisors, for hundreds of campuses throughout North America. While BGSU`s Jewish population is small (approximately 200 students), BGSU is less than 25 miles away from the city of Toledo and its larger Jewish community. Toledo is home to four congregations- Congregation B`nai Israel (Conservative), Congregation Etz Chayim (Orthodox), Lubavitch - Chabad House of Toledo, Shomer Emunim (Reform). The United Jewish Council (UJC) of Greater Toledo is the central address for Jewish philanthropy, community programming and services for the Jewish community of Northwest Ohio and parts of Southeast Michigan. BGSU Hillel is the grateful recipient of financial support from the United Jewish Council of Greater Toledo.