USC Jewish Alumni Association

USC Jewish Alumni Association

In recognition of the accomplishments and contributions of generations of Jewish Trojan alumni, the USC Jewish Alumni Association was established in 2008. The USC Jewish Alumni Association is a community that connects thousands of Jewish Trojans to Jewish life on campus, to each other, and to the larger Trojan Family network.

We are proud to invite you to connect to the Jewish Trojan family by joining the USC Jewish Alumni Association.  Members of the USC JAA will have access to incredible courtesies that include, but are not limited to:

  • USC game day picnics and special USC events
  • Networking and professional development brunches and cocktail parties
  • Mentoring (by alumni mentors and/or for current students)
  • Free High Holiday Services
  • Name listings and acknowledgements on USC Hillel website and printed materials

Click here to download the USC Jewish Alumni Association Brochure

JAA Upcoming Events:

Upcoming Events

Rosh Hashanah at Hillel
September 29  – October 1, USC Hillel
Community members are invited to welcome in the New Year with USC Hillel! Guests must register online to reserve a seat. Register Here

Yom Kippur at Hillel
October 8 – October 9, USC Hillel
Community members are invited to observe Yom Kippur with USC Hillel. Guests must register online to reserve a seat. Register Here

Homecoming 2019
October 19 – On Trousdale
Find the Jewish Alumni Association tent on Trousdale for a kosher tailgate before the big game! More info Here.

Save the date! Trojan Family Weekend 2019
October 31 – Nov 2, USC Hillel
Stop by USC Hillel during Family Weekend for a variety of events! Meet the Jewish Trojan Family, braid challahs with our Challah for Hunger cohort, experience a Hillel Shabbat, and enjoy a kosher tailgate before the big game. More details coming soon

Trojan Family Shabbat
November 1, USC Hillel
6:00 Services, 7:00 Dinner
Welcome in Shabbat with USC Hillel and focus on what really matters: gratitude for our families, communities, and for the growth of the spirit. Traditional Shabbat services will be led by Hillel students with a chef-catered, kosher dinner to follow. More information coming soon.

Past 2019-2020 Events

FreshFest Parent Panel
August 19, USC Hillel
While FreshFest participants explore campus, parents will have an opportunity to connect with representatives from the offices of Campus Security, Student Health Services, Religious Life, and many more. Please contact for more information.

Parents Meet & Greet
Wednesday, August 21, 7:30pm
Beverly Hills, CA
Please join USC Hillel’s Parents Association for an evening of mingling, wine, and meeting Dave Cohn, USC Hillel’s new Executive Director. This event is generously hosted by Lynn and Les Bider in their Beverly Hills home, the address will be provided upon registration.

Past 2018-2019 Events

Graduation Brunch
Friday, May 10, 10:00 – 2:00 PM 
USC Hillel (3300 S. Hoover St)
Celebrate the Class of 2019 with USC Hillel! This event is open to all seniors, friends, and family. RSVPs are appreciated but not necessary. This event is free, but we ask that you consider making a donation in honor of your students graduation. RSVPs are appreciated but not required.

1st Night Passover Seder
USC Hillel (3300 S. Hoover St)
Friday, April 19, 7:30 PM
Celebrate Passover with USC Hillel! We welcome all families, alumni, and community members to our Seder on April 19th. The Seder will include most of the traditional elements and rituals, as well as discussion and singing. To ensure USC Hillel is able to continue providing free kosher meals for students, the suggested ticket donation for community members and alumni is $54 for individuals and $150 for families of 4.

Yom HaShoah Child Survivor Panel
USC Hillel (3300 S. Hoover St)
Tuesday, April 23, 5:30 PM
Join the USC Hillel community for a special ceremony and discussion in commemoration of Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day. This event will feature the remarkable stories of three child survivors in a moderated panel by the Casden Instititue. Through community and survivor testimonies, we will reflect and remember together.

Mahjong & Margaritas
Wednesday, February 27
Beverly Hills
Friends of USC Hillel looking to expand their Jewish Trojan networks are invited to this Mahjong Meet Up! All experience levels with basic mahjong knowledge are welcome.

Trojan SCuppers- Host Students for Shabbat
Friday, March 1
In your home!
Members of the Jewish Trojan Family are invited to hist Shabbat dinner for students in their homes. All Shabbat observance and kosher levels are welcome!

USC’s Day of SCervice
Sunday, March 10
Beit T’Shuvah, 8831 Venice Blvd, 90034
In partnership with USC’s Alumni Day of SCervice, USC Hillel will host a service project at Beit T’Shuvah, a Jewish, faith-based recovery center that focuses on the spiritual healing of addiction. Our day will begin with meeting current residents, followed by preparing and packaging meals for those still suffering from homelessness. All friends of USC Hillel and children 10 and up are welcome to fulfill this mitzvah!

Jewish Cooking Series
Three Dates – attend one or attend all!
Private homes in Los Angeles
USC Hillel is proud to present a three part Jewish cooking series! Each cooking class will be led by a different professional chef with ties to USC Hillel. Register for one class or all three! Click here to learn more.

Israel Today: A Geopolitical Update
Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 PM
Los Angeles, USC Hillel
Join the JAA and USC Hillel for our first speaker series of the 2018-2019 year. Charlotte Korchak, Director of International Student Programs for StandWithUs and alumna of USC, joins us for an in depth conversation about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Save the date! Trojan Family Weekend 2018
October 11 – 14th, 2018
Friday, October 12, Parents’ Shabbat
Los Angeles, USC Hillel
USC Hillel is thrilled to provide parents and family members with the Hillel experience during Trojan Family Weekend! Join us for an amazing weekend of events celebrating our Trojan Hillel families and community. Click here to view our schedule.

Homecoming & Alumni Shabbat 2018
Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10
Los Angeles, USC Hillel
All USC alumni are invited to USC Hillel’s Alumni Shabbat. Services begin at 6:00 PM followed by a kosher, chef-catered dinner at 7:00 PM, come for one or both. On Saturday, find the Jewish Alumni Association tent on Trousdale and join us for a kosher tailgate. Fight On!

Click here to view past 2018 Events