Hillel at Stanford's SHEFA initiative focuses on supporting student health and wellbeing through a wide array programming, resources, and fellowships. SHEFA (Hebrew for abundance)stands for Spiritual resilience, Holistic health, Emotional wellbeing, Food security, and Abundance. We know that Stanford, while being an incredible University and experience, can also be stressful. Hillel is here to help our students take care of themselves as whole people, outside of the academic and professional sphere. Through SHEFA, we hope you find space to breathe, practice self-care, and learn how important wellbeing is through a Jewish lens.
SHEFA Health and Wellbeing Fellowship
The SHEFA Fellowship is an opportunity for students to get involved in health and wellbeing at Hillel by working with a cohort of fellows to plan programs and initiatives in these areas for their peers. Examples of SHEFA Fellow initiatives have included yoga on the farm, doggie destress during finals, and Wellbeing Shabbat. Applications open at the end of each quarter - keep an eye out and join our next cohort!
The Hillel Shuk is a farmers market style food pantry that is open to all members of the Hillel community. We have deliveries of fresh produce available once per month and dry goods stocked all month long. To volunteer with our Shuk or find out when the next produce pantry is, reach out to Yael!
Hillel Student Support Fund
The Hillel 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. Examples include: medical or mental health fees, transportation costs related to an urgent need, or certain other unforeseen expenses.
The Brief Therapy Center
The Hillel-Sponsored partnership with the Brief Therapy Center of Palo Alto is a targeted therapy program at no cost to Hillel-affiliated Stanford students. This program includes the ability to choose from a number of therapists for up to five sessions via telehealth. To request an appointment, visit https://calendly.com/brief-therapy-center. For more information on the Brief Therapy Center, click here.
Please reach out to Yael Moskowitz,
SHEFA Program Director of Student Health and Wellbeing to discuss additional resources and any ideas!