Updated Monday, September 7
As we continue to work to understand and move through the unprecedented change surrounding COVID-19, please know that we are here for you, our students, our young adults, and our community. Your health and well-being is our greatest priority. We continue to actively monitor the information and updates regarding the coronavirus from several sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our Hillel building remains CLOSED INDEFINITELY. We have formed a new committee that includes board members (with facility and medical expertise), staff, and students that have been meeting over the past several weeks to determine if, when, and how we will be able to safely open our facility for our staff members, and when it will be possible to offer socially-distanced programs/Shabbat experiences for smaller groups of students in our space.
Our staff members are all working remotely and welcome you getting in touch with them!
Amee Sherer, Executive Director, email@example.com
Rabbi Josh Weisman, Senior Jewish Educator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Hunter Duryee, Director of Student Life, email@example.com
Shaked Bason, Israel Shaliach, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nomi Mitchell, Interim Jconnect Manager, email@example.com
Sheri Davis, Clinical Counselor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Terri Green, Development Director, email@example.com
Jonathan Greene, Director of Operations, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our amazing Hillel UW staff and student leadership board is developing innovative ways to connect with you, and for you to connect with each other, throughout the summer months and are now preparing to welcome our new and returning UW students. If you are new to Hillel UW, please be in touch with Hunter Duryee, Director of Student Life, so he can send you a Welcome Package. Check out this incredible resources for the remote,
In addition, Hillel International has a fantastic digital platform called “Hillel@Home” (https://welcome.hillel.org/hillelathome/) designed to host online experiences for students, centered around video meet-ups, courses, and guest speakers and instructors. These online experiences are open to all students and will initially focus on topics of spirituality, wellness, learning, community and peoplehood that aim to provide you with compelling content and Jewish community during this period of disruption and isolation.
COMING TO HILLEL: Our building is now closed. When it is safe for us to reopen, we ask that you respect your own health and the health and safety of others. Do not come to Hillel if:
- You are sick or feel sick.
- Your immune system is compromised.
- You have been in contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19.
- We also encourage you to follow the precautions recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO).
UPCOMING PROGRAMMING : (Detailed information is on our website calendar)
- BUILDING CLOSED FOR THE TIME BEING – MOST PROGRAMMING HAS MOVED ONLINE – See our website for details.
- High Holiday information is on our website. Services are all online, and food options available for pick up for Erev Rosh Hashanah and Break Fast. Shofar Blowing and Tashlich will be in-person, with appropriate social-distancing and masking.
- Please follow our Facebook and other social media outlets to see all of our online programming while our building is closed.
Wishing you all continued strength to navigate the days and weeks ahead. And, as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to be in touch.