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:

Being Jewish Online in 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 12:00 PM PST, Instagram Live (@uschillel)

Being Jewish Online in 2021: an Instagram Live discussion about well-being and social media use with Rebecca Ruben, Licensed Clinical Social Worker at USC Hillel and guest, Shoshana Greenwald, MA, a speaker, writer, educator and design historian passionate about empowering Jewish women and fighting antisemitism.

FreshFest & RefreshFest Parent Resource Panel

Monday, August 16, in conjunction with FreshFest

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. For questions please email Jordyn@uschillel.org.  

New Parent Meet & Greet

Tuesday, August 17, time TBD

Meet the USC Hillel team, learn our space, and connect with other new Trojan parents over desserts and wine. A registration link will be provided in July. For questions please email Jordyn@uschillel.org

USC Day of SCervice: School Supplies Drive

August 2 - August 13

You're invited to perform a mitzvah with the USC Jewish Alumni Association! We are partnering with LAUSD to host a school supplies drive for local K-12 students. You can drop off your supplies on campus at USC Hillel or at one of our partner sites. Learn more here. 

This Year's Past  Events:

(Re)Launching Your Student: Preparing for the Return to Campus

In this webinar, discuss healthy responses to some post-pandemic trends, whether your student is dealing with increased anxiety or eager to jump back into full campus life, and how to begin preparing for what's to come. In addition, USC's Associate Vice Provost for Campus Support, Dr. Lynette Merriman shares the latest updates on USC's planned return to campus and her insights into student well-being for the upcoming academic year. 

Watch the recording here.

Becoming a Soulful Parent: The College Years

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. 

Salt in my Soul: An Unfinished Life

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

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. 

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.

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.