IDC Herzliya Hillel House
The IDC Herzliya Hillel House serves as a hub for Jewish activities on campus and a platform that enables a variety of student initiatives. It aims to enrich students’ lives with meaningful Jewish experiences, inspiring them to enrich the Jewish people and the world. The IDC Herzliya Hillel House strives to meet the specific needs of international, veteran Israeli and new immigrant students through activities that celebrate the broad spectrum of languages and cultures in Israel. Activities include Friday night Shabbat dinners, trips around Israel, weekend seminars and celebrations of Jewish and Israeli holidays.
Hillel's Annual Activity Program
The Jewish Calendar
Shabbat Dinners – Once a month Shabbat dinner is held inside campus. The gathering creates a warm atmosphere for students who are away from home on Friday nights. Great food and prayers are a part of the program. The dinners bring Israeli students and international students together so they can both get to know each other's customs and traditions. Mark your calendar 1st Shabbat Dinner at IDC – Nov.23rd. Details to be announced!!!
Holidays – There is not a single holiday that passes by without us celebrating it in the Hillel way; a costume party in the Purim ball and Megilla reading in one of the local bars, a traditional street party on Independence Day, a Lag BaOmer bon fire followed by a dance party under the stars… The Hillel parties are fun and meaningful, organized and run by students. Come join the fun!
Weekends – Every semester we go on a weekend to see the beauty of Israel's nature, view and different cultures. During the Shabbat we enjoy festive meals and attend the synagogue for prayers and ceremonies. We invite you to come join us and offer their input for the weekend programs.
Programs and Learning Workshops
"Koll Hillel" – A joined program of Hillel Ukraine, Hillel Baruch College in New-York and Hillel Israel in the IDC. During the year we talk about Jewish peoplehood and shared identity and values. The program connects students from all around the world. Three groups have met in Ukraine and Israel over the past two years, this year we have the honor to participate in the annual meeting in New York which will include lots of fun activities and work on our projects. You are welcome to apply!
Parashat Shavua Class – A weekly class of Parashat Shavua analysis inside campus. Public figures and intellectuals will join us occasionally to enrich our discussions.
TT@TT – Tuesday Torah at tea time - Every Tuesday we meet at the cafeteria at 16:00 for short talk over the "parashat Shavua" or a different topic.
Lunch n' Learn – Once a week a meeting over lunch with a short learn (45 min) that will be instructed by the participants themselves.
Mincha Club – Students and faculty Minyan for Shacharit and Mincha service at IDC campus. To receive updates on when and where make sure to contact Hillel@idc.ac.il
Society and Justice
SACH – Save a Child's Heart organization is an Israeli based international humanitarian project whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cardiac care for children from developing countries who suffer from heart disease. Hillel IDC encourages you to take part in this important project. Participants will gain 2 credits.
Student Initiatives – Hillel serves as a proactive platform for new social initiatives promoting the dialogue and social justice in the Jewish world. Come and offer your ideas – small and large!