Upcoming Parent Programs

USC Hillel is committed to building community among our parents and families, and to serving as a resource for you throughout your student’s USC experience.

Please join us for the following USC Hillel Parents Association events:

Becoming a Soulful Parent: The College Years

Sunday, February 21, 11:00 AM PST, Zoom

Join USC Hillel in conversation with Dasee Berkowitz, author of Becoming a Soulful Parent: A path to the wisdom within, about inter-generational relationships, co-parenting, parenting during a pandemic, and a host of other topics to help you strengthen “muscles” that will be essential for both parents and children throughout their lives — muscles like love, listening, empathy, and curiosity. Register here.

Salt in my Soul: An Unfinished Life

Thursday, March 4, 4:00 PM PST, Zoom

In partnership with the Keck School of Medicine of USC (CME credit offered)

The Keck School of Medicine of USC and USC Hillel's Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative invite you to join us for an inspiring and engaging talk about the life and legacy of Mallory Smith, author of Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life. Salt in My Soul: An Unfinished Life  is a compilation of Mallory’s journal entries written from age 15 to her death from cystic fibrosis at 25. Mallory's mother, Diane Shader Smith, will share the heartwarming yet heart wrenching story of her daughter's life in a virtual talk illustrated with 150 intriguing photographs, followed by an open Q & A session. Attendees can earn Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Register here.

USC Hillel's Day of SCervice 

Weekend of March 13

Perform a mitzvah with the Jewish Alumni Association and USC Hillel! Save the date for USC's Day of SCervice!

Pod-Based Parent Groups:

Although we may be dispersed, USC Hillel is committed to keeping families connected and deepening friendships among Hillel parents and students. USC Hillel is facilitating the creation of family pods based on your geographic location. These groups will give you the opportunity to connect socially and spiritually with other Jewish Trojan families in your area.

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Past Events:

Zikaron BaSalon with Hillel: A Conversation with Holocaust Survivor, Louise Lerner

You can watch a recording of USC Hillel's Zikaron BaSalon, a conversation with Louise Lerner, Holocaust survivor and friend of USC Hillel, HERE

A Perfect Bite of Hillel

As part of Trojan Family Weekend

Join us for a Challah braiding workshop with USC Hillel student leaders and explore how we weave together Jewish learning, ritual, wellness, social Justice, and Israel engagement to build our campus community. 

A Rosh Hashanah Jewish Trojan Family Gathering

Mark the last day of 5780 with your Jewish Trojan Family! We’ll hear the shofar, craft blessings for ourselves and our loved ones, and reflect on the past year together. Students, parents, alumni and their families are invited to join our student leadership and USC Hillel Executive Director Dave Cohn for this meaningful induction to the Holy Days.

Parents Campus Resource Panel & Reception

Nothing helps you learn more about USC and Hillel than hearing directly from students, faculty, and staff. Join us for our Parent Campus Resource Panel, which will feature a Q and A session with with top campus leadership.Immediately following the panel, our Board of Directors will host a reception that will give you an opportunity to connect with other Trojan families and our student leadership. 

Online Workshop: Adjusting to the New Normal

Please join USC Hillel for our first parent workshop in which we will provide strategies and insights on adapting to life at home with your college student. Our Associate Director of Student Wellness, Rebecca Ruben, MSW, ASW will discuss developmental needs of college students and strategies for supporting your students through stressful, anxious, and unpredictable days at home and how to make this time richer and easier for all.