T i k k u n O l a m
Grounded in the Jewish values of tzedek and tikkun olam, Hillel at Stanford offers a wide range of ways for students to get involved with social justice programming, from hands-on service opportunities to immersive educational experiences.
Civic Engagement Fellowship
Every fall, 3-4 Civic Engagement Fellows participate in this non-partisan voter engagement initiative. Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with StanfordVotes and MitzVote, registering as many students as possible and helping to answer questions about voting access. Each cohort will also develop their own specific projects. Past events include Babka & Ballots and a story-telling project with Personal Politics. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, fellows will receive $500.
JLF: Pursuing Justice
The Jewish Learning Fellowship is offered every quarter. The Spring Quarter topic is Pursuing Justice. Over a weekly dinner, Jewish students will examine themes such as: our obligations to ou rselves and others, how to wield power justly, and what to do when systems fall apart. Upon successful completion of the fellowship, you’ll receive $250
Challah at Stanford
Challah at Stanford bakes and sells fresh Challah every Thursday, partnering with organizations across campus (Jewish and non-Jewish!) and donating all the proceeds to student-selected nonprofits and organizations. No previous experience is required, all are welcome to come bake!
HIAS Campus Fellowship
In partnership with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, the HIAS Campus Fellowship will give you the opportunity to learn more about the creation of the international refugee system, the Jewish values behind supporting and aiding refugees, the refugee crisis at the border, and more. We'll meet with professionals working in refugee resettlement, Jewish politicians advocating for refugee policy reforms, and organizers.
This two-quarter fellowship runs every Winter & Spring quarters. As a team, the Moos Fellows design and create a unique physical representation of Stanford's Jewish diversity on campus, and organize a series of speaker events for the community. 4-6 fellows will participate in bi-weekly meetings throughout Winter Quarter to plan and execute events during Spring Quarter. Fellows will receive $250 for their work.
Tikkun Olam at Stanford Team (TOAST)
TOAST focuses on Tikkun Olam and social justice initiatives on campus, in the Bay Area, and beyond. TOAST partners with organizations working on social justice initiatives on topics including voting, housing, food insecurity, sexual violence, and more.
Social Justice Alternative Spring Break
Each year, Hillel at Stanford organizes and plans a social justice oriented ASB for Jewish and non-Jewish students on campus to go on. Past trips include a Civil Rights Tour of the American South and a Jewish New York trip focusing on labor and immigration histories and organizing. Contact Kate to learn more about these trips!
Throughout the year, Hillel offers one-time services events! From cleaning up waterfronts during Reverse Tashlich, to packing hygiene kits for our unhoused neighbors, to filling backpacks with school supplies students in East Palo Alto, there are lots of ways to give back to your community and connect with Jewish values.