Updated Tuesday, March 9th
As we continue to 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 and vaccine availability from several sources including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Our Hillel building remains CLOSED for indoor programming. We have a committee that includes board members (with facility and medical expertise), staff, and students who have been meeting 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 (for the most part) 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
As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor the University of Washington and the Washington State Department of Health websites as we plan our programming on digital platforms, with outdoor, socially distanced options as weather permits. We strongly encourage everyone to comply with the three “W’s”: Wash your hands often, wear a mask, watch your distance.
Our amazing Hillel UW staff and student leadership board remains committed to developing innovative ways to connect with you, and for you to connect with each other, throughout the academic year, and are excited 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. 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 currently closed for indoor programming. 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)
- Most of our programming is online, with the exception of weekly Shabbat dinners to-go pick up, Wellness Wednesday Walks, and selected outdoor, socially distanced activities. See our website for details.
- Please follow our Facebook, Instagram, and NEW SNAPCHAT 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.