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.
This is a curriculum for Hillel Professionals focused around 10 Jewish Sensibilities, key values that for centuries have helped guide Jews in how they think about the world and how they live their lives. It’s written to help us think about how to bring Jewish ideas to life for our students, within activities that might be run by a Hillel.
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.
TZADDIK is a joint project with Penn Hillel and offers resources for exploring social justice and service using Jewish wisdom and personal experience.
Two-Line Torah offers a thought based on this week's Torah reading.
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.