Hillel of Silicon Valley is a Multi-campus Hillel that actively supports Jewish student groups at five local campuses plus welcomes any college age students in Silicon Valley no matter which school they attend…or even if they are not currently attending school. Additionally, Hillel staff is sought out by faculty at schools without a Hillel or Jewish student group to provide support when needed on campus. We work with a largely commuter, working student population. This means that Hillel provides a normative college experience for students who are not in situations where it is easy to connect with a college community. Hillel is the first contact with the organized Jewish community for the majority of students – students who would most likely be lost to the Jewish people if no one was actively working to connect them. Hillel is the only Jewish and pro-Israel organization on all five principal campuses. Hillel provides the only counter balance to anti-Israel bias and activity on campus. Hillel is a safety net for students who don’t have money for food, need extra support for school or personal issues and need a friendly, loving adult to turn to.