Letter from the President
My name is Jordan Sills and I am the President of the San Francisco
Hillel Board of Directors. I have been active in the Jewish Community
of San Francisco for 10 years, serving as President of the Young Adults Division of Jewish Community Federation and volunteering at the Jewish
Home. Recently, I volunteered to help steer our Hillel because I
believe that college is a critical time when students make decisions
that impact the rest of their lives. As you know, Hillel is on the
front lines of providing these students with meaningful Jewish
experiences, encouraging them to make an enduring commitment to Jewish
life. Hillel also provides each Jewish student with a
home-away-from-home experience, where they can feel comfortable as a
Jew and explore their relationship with their heritage and with Israel.
I am inspired by the dedication of the staff and the enthusiasm of the
student leaders. I am proud that they want to learn about Israel and
advocate on campus for a sustainable peace. I take pleasure in hearing
their stories when they return from their birthright experience. I am
moved by their dedication to social justice, whether through trips to
the Gulf Coast or locally in San Francisco.
The amazing growth at our Hillel over the last few years is a success
story of Jewish renewal on our University campuses. We have seen
student attendance at events double.
Students are answering the call to support innovative Hillel programs,
including regularly volunteering at local food banks and homeless
projects. Our Students Care!
San Francisco Hillel is a unique multi-campus model, impacting 3,200 Jewish students across San Francisco.
Yet, it is still one of the most under-resourced Hillels in the
country. Our Board of Directors is a group of extremely dedicated
volunteers, but we cannot do it alone. Please consider getting involved
as we help your children and help create the next generation of Jewish
Please browse through our website and join me in helping Hillel to thrive. Your generous tax-deductible
donation will enable us to enrich the lives of these students so that
they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.