Jewish Leadership Council is a group of Jewish leaders from the five different groups under Hillel’s jurisdiction. The groups include the Jewish Education Initiative, Jewish Social Justice Committee, Jewish Social Connection, First Year Connection, and Hoos for Israel. These groups are responsible for planning and executing events for the Jewish community on Grounds, as well as creating a welcoming environment for everyone.
Jewish Leadership Council is off to a great start this semester! Beginning with a half-day retreat to refocus and strategically plan for the rest of the year, JLC discussed awesome ways to foster a stronger Jewish community, provide innovative opportunities for everyone, and continue to strengthen the classics like Bagels on the Lawn and Shabbat dinner. We spent time reviewing how to create programs that best cater to students' interest, the role of JLC, and a lot of event planning.
Each of the groups has a calendar filled with awesome programs, not to mention the fun things happening through Hillel. From basketball viewing parties, to career development events, to Purim parties, to special guest performances, we have so much in store for the remainder of the year. Additionally, Shabbat 300 is set for April 1st this year. This is an event where we strive to get 300 members of the UVA community together to celebrate Shabbat together.
Additionally, JLC is always open to suggestions and ideas, so if you have anything to share feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope everyone is looking forward to this semester as much as I am!
JLC Chair, Class of 2016
The Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia, is the focal point in a renaissance of Jewish life for the 1,800 Jewish students on Grounds.