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Dear Parents,

 

Mazel tov! Your child, now our student, is embarking on their Stanford career. 

This is the beginning of an incredible journey for them, and it creates big changes for you too.

We know it can be a relief to be able to trust that another group of caring adults are also looking out for your kid, and that’s what we’re here for. From soup when they’re sick (HYPERLINK to your email or an order form), to in-person gatherings on campus at New Student Orientation, Family Weekend, and Commencement, to quarterly updates for families by zoom and e-newsletters, we believe that our being here for them also means we are here for you. We receive no data from Stanford about students or parents from Stanford; if you would like to stay in touch with us, please connect with us here (HYPERLINK to google form to collect parent info…must link to an address that works while Shira is away) so we know how to reach you.

 Jewish students count on our support, and we count on yours; our Director of Development Shira Podhozer (HYPERLINK) would be happy to talk to you more about actualizing this.
 

 Welcome to the Stanford Jewish family!

Rabbi Jessica Kirschner

and

the Hillel at Stanford Team

The Tree of Life parents giving circle

The Tree of Life is our Hillel at Stanford circle of parents and grandparents who are committed to helping the Jewish community thrive on campus. Members play a crucial role in providing a meaningful, transformative Jewish experience for your student and all Jewish students at Stanford.
 

We hope you’ll consider joining this dedicated cohort of family members to support your students’ Jewish home away from home! 70% of our annual budget is raised from private donations and High Holiday contributions. Your support of Hillel at Stanford will help to ensure that Hillel continues to be here for Stanford students to support their leadership development, curiosity about Judaism and engagement in Jewish life.

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Invest in our diverse community of joyful, vibrant, and proud Jewish students.

$5,000

SPONSOR ANNUAL STUDENT LEADERSHIP RETREAT

At the beginning of the school year, when every student is wondering who their friends and community will be for the coming year, we provide an easy, free, immersive, and compelling overnight getaway for students to meet members of the Jewish community and form bonds that will last the rest of the year and beyond

$1,000

SPONSOR ONE MONTH OF SUNDAY BAGEL BRUNCH

We know that being a student at one of the most innovative, prestigious universities means that students are pushing themselves hard. The biweekly bagel brunch gives students an important chance to relax on the weekends and take a break with friends.

$400

SPONSOR CONVERSATIONS THAT MATTER EVENT

This series brings staff members, students, and visiting scholars together to discuss pressing issues through a Jewish lens.

$180

SPONSOR SHEFA WELLBEING EVENT

Hillel at Stanford's SHEFA group incorporates wellbeing practices into students' lives to support mental health. This includes monthly off-campus hikes and breakfast outings.

$2,500

SPONSOR ONE SHABBAT DINNER

Shabbat, the cornerstone of the Hillel experience at Stanford, helps hundreds of students recharge, take a break from the pressure to produce, connect with each other, and get in touch with their deeper self.

$500

SPONSOR SUPPLIES FOR TWO WEEKS OF CHALLAH FOR HUNGER

Students in Challah for Hunger bake and sell fresh challah each week, with proceeds supporting local and international hunger relief organizations.

$250

SPONSOR STUDENT SUPPORT FUND FOR ONE STUDENT

Student Support Fund is a one-time financial support up to $250 for Hillel community members with an unexpected and/or burdensome expense related to health and wellbeing.

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