Who Can Be A Member Of Hillel?
Any student (undergrad or grad) at Christian Brothers University, Rhodes College, Southern College of Optometry, Southwest Tennessee Community College, University of Memphis or University of Tennessee Health Science Center can be a member of Hillel. Hillel supports all denominations within the Jewish community. We are committed to pluralism and education to support any Jewish student from any background.
Can Non-Jews Participate?
Absolutely. Any student who is interested may join our email list and attend Hillel events. Young professionals and recent graduates as well as graduate students.
Is Hillel Political?
Hillel has no political affiliation. We provide a safe environment for students to ask questions, learn and share opinions.
Does Hillel Have A Kosher Kitchen?
Yes. Hillel has a glatt kosher kitchen. We are under the supervision of the Va’ad of Memphis. We always ensure that the food we provide adheres to the Jewish Dietary laws (Kashrut).
What Should I Do If I Experience Antisemitism On Campus?
Come speak to the Hillel office on campus. We will take the time to listen to your story, and will help you in filing a report or complaint with the university administration. We will also be able to recommend other actions, where appropriate or necessary.
When Does Hillel Host Dinners?
Hillel hosts Shabbat/Havdallah/Holiday dinners monthly throughout the school year. Contact the Hillel office to find out about the upcoming dinner schedule on campus. Exciting and interesting kosher cuisine.
What Kind Of Programs Does Hillel Do?
Hillel has all kinds of events, ranging from Social to Tzedek (social action) to Israel Affairs to Jewish Education to Arts and Culture. We have film screenings, volunteer opportunities, Shabbat dinners, lectures, trips and much more. There is definitely something for everyone!
What Does Hillel Do For Holidays?
Hillel offers student access for many Memphis synagogues for the High Holidays, builds Sukkahs on our campus for Sukkot, hosts a community Chanukah party on campus, runs a Tu B’Shvat Seder, hosts a Purim Masquerade Costume Party, commemorates Yom HaShoah, celebrates Israel Independence Day, offers Passover Interfaith Seders to students and community, and will help facilitate any Jewish holiday programming that students wish to see.
What About Birthright Trips To Israel?
Contact Hillel office or go to www.birthright.org
What Kind Of Leadership Opportunities Are There?
Student Leadership Council opportunities are available. If you are interested in serving on the Council contact the Hillel office.
How Do I Find Out About Hillel Events?
The best way to find out about Hillel’s events is to join the Hillel of Memphis group on Facebook, weekly emails, weekly online newsletters, and website calendar.
How Will Donation Help Hillel?
Hillel is committed to providing Jewish students a physical space, a forum and a peer group to explore their Judaism through a mosaic of programming on and off of campus. These wide ranges of programs and opportunities meet the diverse intellectual, social and cultural interests of Memphis students. Your donation helps to fund weekly Shabbat dinners, BBQs, breakfast and Jewish educational programs. Donors have made it possible for Hillel students to travel the world in order to enrich Jewish students understanding of world issues and how they relate to the Jewish people with destinations including New Orleans, Uruguay, Israel and Africa.
Hillel invests in its students to ensure they have the skills and tools needed to become leaders on campus today and in the community in the future.
Please send donations to: Hillel of Memphis 3581 Midland Ave. Memphis, TN 38111