Jewish Education

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Hillel’s Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience

“It is as important to learn from our students as it is for us to teach them and to meet them where they are. Engagement and education go hand-in-hand and allow us to create deeper connections as we go.”

– Amanda K. Weiss, Director of Jewish Leadership & Learning, Oregon Hillel

During their formative college years, Hillel challenges students to explore, experience and create vibrant Jewish lives. 

Hillel’s Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Experience ensures that our professionals can enrich their student interactions with Jewish content and depth. Whether its content supports a student leadership meeting, service-learning trip, or simply a coffee date, the Meyerhoff Center enables Hillel professionals to bring Judaism into the everyday. By creating and disseminating content, such as conversation guides and text studies for holidays and current events, the Meyerhoff Center empowers Hillel professionals to reach students wherever they are, and offers new ways to explore our heritage.

Latest Resources:

  • High Holiday Torah 5775: sermons by Hillel professionals from across North America

On the Hillel blog, a series of Rosh Hashanah sermons for 5775 as shared by Hillel Directors:
Rabbi Dr. Jeffrey A. Summit: Making Space
Rabbi Danielle Stillman: Shmita In Our Lives
Rabbi Mike Uram: Have You Ever Been Called?

A collection of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur sermons shared over the 5774 holidays, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the inspiration of Hillel professionals and students from across North America.

Hurricane Sandy affected thousands across the East Coast of the United States. In the aftermath, the Meyerhoff Center created a conversation guide of questions focused on this poster, courtesy of PJ Library and Voices & Visions. Explore these questions with your friends and family.

In partnership with Hillel’s Ask Big Questions, the Meyerhoff Center has developed several Jewish holiday conversation guides incorporating Jewish texts and themes. These guides can provide a framework for rich conversation among diverse groups of students from a range of Jewish backgrounds. Each guide features versions for both facilitators and participants.

  • Beit Midrash at Hillel Institute

Each year at our annual professional and student training conference, the Meyerhoff Center organizes a beit midrash (learning session) where hundreds of students and professionals convene to study a variety of Jewish texts and traditions together. The study during this session inspires many of the conversations throughout the conference. 

The Center is generously endowed by the Joseph Meyerhoff Family Charitable Funds. You can help further enrich the quality and depth of Jewish resources and Jewish life on campus.

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