The latest update from Northwestern Hillel (3/13/20)

Dear Northwestern Hillel community:


We are living in unprecedented and unpredictable times. After much discussion about how best to balance the need to create physically safe communities while still attending to the emotional and spiritual needs of the people we are blessed to serve, and in being mindful of the guidance from our public health professionals, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to close Hillel’s temporary home at 1835 Hinman starting at 4pm today, Friday, March 13, until further notice.


Our Hillel professional staff will be working from home during this time. Our team is hard at work figuring out how best to support our students and to maintain a sense of normalcy. More information will be coming soon on our efforts to enrich our students’ lives and build community during this challenging moment, but in the meantime please remember to fill out this form to let us know where you'll be spending spring break and the beginning of winter quarter and what you think you might need from us. 


One of the most profound truths articulated in the Jewish tradition is that our world is not comprised of individuals, but of friends and family, neighbors and strangers, all of whom are connected to each other. We are responsible for our own health, the health of our friends, the health of our communities, and the health of the world in which we live. 


We are tremendously grateful for the flexibility and resilience of our students, staff, and community. Thank you for your ongoing trust and partnership, and wishing you all good health, safety, and a Shabbat shalom.


With gratitude,


Michael Simon, Executive Director