Mask Up!



August 10, 2020

The must-have Hillel swag item of the season is none other than custom masks. Hillels stretching from California to Florida have created protective face coverings, many with Jewish sayings and symbols, to help students navigate campus life. Before the semester begins, make sure to snag one of these masks in-person or online.

Santa Barbara Hillel

Looking for a mask that expresses your 2020 concerns in a Jewish way? Santa Barbara Hillel has you covered. Featuring the popular Yiddish phrase “Oy Vey,” this simplistic black and white face covering will complement any outfit and of course, give your friends a good laugh.

University of Central Florida Hillel

As you brave the humidity of the Sunshine State, make sure to grab a custom mask from Central Florida Hillel. The design features a mix of Jewish symbols, campus slogans and Florida-inspired icons. Students with black and gold pride can pick up a mask on campus while supplies last.

Stony Brook University Hillel

Awash with vibrant shades of blue and red, this mask is bound to turn heads on campus. The design incorporates Jewish elements, such as a hamsa and chanukiah, and uses Hebrew script to spell “Stony Brook.” This mask is one of nearly 60 unique face coverings created by Hillel student leader Naomi Gluck, who is trying to foster a sense of togetherness in light of physical separation.

University of Alabama Hillel

Roll Tide! These red and white face coverings feature the iconic elephant mascot of the University of Alabama. For incoming freshmen, these masks are available in a welcome packet, complete with a Hillel-themed cup sleeve and a list of scheduled activities. Others can receive a mask by completing this form.

Michigan State University Hillel

Students can sport these neck gaiters, featuring the green and white logo of Michigan State University Hillel, during socially distanced Shabbat meals and other Jewish activities this semester. These face coverings will be available to students next month when they return to campus.

Washington University in St. Louis Hillel 

You don’t have to remind these Hillel professionals that mask-wearing upholds the Jewish value of pikuach nefesh, or saving a life. They’re planning to welcome incoming freshmen at Washington University in St. Louis with hilarious face coverings that read, “Be a mensch, wear a mask.” Complete this form to receive a mask.

Hillel at Ithaca College

This purple mask will add a pop of color to your wardrobe. Decked with Jewish stars and the word “Ithaca” in Hebrew, these face coverings were created by Hillel student leader Amit Rosenberg-Rappin. To become a proud owner of one of these masks, re-register for Birthright Israel or attend a virtual Shabbat celebration with Hillel at Ithaca College.