In our socially distanced world, students across Georgia are relying on Hillel for access to Jewish community and experiences during the High Holidays and throughout the year. Your generous support allows us to continue to offer connections and programs to meet Jewish students' interests while keeping them safe and healthy.
Just because you’ve graduated and left Emory doesn’t mean you leave behind the Jewish community you’ve created. As you think back on your time at Emory we hope Hillel Shabbat dinners, Sushi Tuesday, and Israel Fest are just a few memories that stand out. We pride ourselves on having one of the premier programs of Jewish Student Life in the country, and our alumni are an essential component of the dynamic growth and development of Jewish Life on campus. As proud alumni, we hope you will share in the excitement which is Jewish Life at Emory Hillel.
Just as you support us by sharing stories of your time on campus and by financially supporting Jewish life on campus, so too, do we want to support you as alumni.
There are many ways to stay connected and stay involved that we would love to partner in. Stay informed of Hillel and campus happenings, mentor an undergraduate student, help recent graduates settle into the community you live in, or just hear what other Jewish alumni are up to.
Please fill out our Where are you now form to share your own new happenings and interests.
Rabbi Ilan Schwartz, Executive Director
We are excited to welcome your student to their Jewish home away from home! At Hillel we seek to create an open, inclusive Jewish environment for every student, and our staff will strive to ensure that everyone feels at home as a vital member of our Hillel family.
Parent contributions of any amount are vital for Hillel to engage, support, and inspire every Jewish student on campus. Your support helps us provide free Jewish programming, kosher Shabbat and holiday meals, leadership opportunities, and so much more!
Parent Giving Circle
Emory Hillel’s Parent Circle is a dedicated group which supports the ongoing advancement of Emory Hillel. Along with our Parent Council, members provide feedback, serve as ambassadors, and offer philanthropic support, both personally and through outreach to other stakeholders. Members share a common interest in strengthening Emory Hillel and enhancing the Jewish student experience at Emory University.
Parents play an integral role in the building and sustaining of Jewish life for the 1,500 Jewish students on campus. We encourage our parents to get involved with Hillel by providing financial support for our programs, providing leadership for our parent and family activities, and helping Emory Hillel connect with our supporting communities. A financial investment ensures that Emory Hillel can continue to grow and inspire each unique student, and that each parent can stay connected to Jewish life at Emory.
Parent Giving Circle Levels:
$3,600 – $4,999: Community Builders
$2,500 – $3,499: Pillars
$1,800 – $2,499: Sustainers
$1,000 – $1,799: Supporters
In honor of this generosity, Parent Giving Circle members receive the following tokens of our immense appreciation:
Monthly parent newsletter and updates
Special invitation to our Parent Giving Circle events, including meetings with senior University leaders
A copy of our annual Impact Report, with special recognition as a member of the Parent Giving Circle
Emory Hillel swag
A fall and spring goodie bag for your student
Special keepsake for inaugural members
PARENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL
The Emory Hillel Parent Leadership Council (PLC) is a small, dedicated group which supports the ongoing advancement of Emory Hillel. PLC members provide feedback, serve as ambassadors, and offer philanthropic support, both personally and through outreach to other stakeholders. Members share a common interest in strengthening Hillel at Emory and enhancing the Jewish student experience.
Members of the Parent Leadership Council:
Make a meaningful annual gift to Emory Hillel
Participate (in person or remotely) in three PLC meetings annually, receiving updates from Emory Hillel’s director and collaborating on PLC projects
When appropriate, organize and/or host events in their home communities designed to build affinity for Hillel among parents, families, and other key stakeholders
Provide feedback and guidance about Hillel’s activities and the student experience
Attend to the parent experience during key touch points throughout the year
Identify opportunities for financial support and connect Hillel to new resources via personal networks and local communities
Receive an invitation and preferred seating for Hillels of Georgia’s annual spring event in Atlanta
To learn more, or if you’re interested in joining the council, please click below.