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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:

This spring, we are excited to gather Jewish Trojans living in the Big Apple! More details are coming soon, but in the meantime we appreciate you please completing our event interest form. If you are interested in joining the event committee, please email

This Year's Past  Events:

Trojan Family Weekend at USC Hillel

USC Hillel is thrilled to offer our families a meaningful communal experience during Trojan Family Weekend! Join us an amazing series of events celebrating all that we share as Jewish Trojans. Click here to RSVP.

  • Infusing Your Life with Jewish Wellness Practice

Thursday, October 7, 4:30 - 5:30 PM

Join fellow Hillel families for an exploration of integrated Jewish wellness practices, sponsored by USC Hillel's Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative.

  • Family Oneg or Pre-Shabbat Gathering

Friday, October 8, 4:30 PM

Mingle and connect with the Jewish Trojan Family over hors d'oeuvres and wine while networking with outstanding Jewish faculty from across campus.


  • Trojan Family Shabbat

Friday, October 8, Services at 6:00 and dinner at 7:00 PM

Welcome Shabbat with Hillel and focus on what really matters: gratitude for our families and communities. Student led services will begin at 6:00 PM and a chef catered kosher dinner will follow at 7:00 PM, join us for one or both.

  • Kiddush at Kickoff

Saturday, October 9

Stop by Hillel for a kosher tailgate! Join us four hours before kickoff to make Kiddush and nosh on tailgate favorites.

Our Mental Healthcare Crisis: One Mother's Cry for Change

Wednesday, October 27, 5:00 PM PT, Zoom 

USC Hillel invites you to an inspirational talk from Board of Directors Chair Andrea Sonnenberg, who established our path-breaking Wellness Initiative with her husband Glenn in memory of their son, Bradley. Andrea will speak about Bradley's life and legacy, sharing her harrowing experience with the mental health care system, how it failed her son, and her rallying cry for change.


The program will feature an introduction from Adlai Wertman, the David C. Bohnett Professor of Social Entrepreneurship at the USC Marshall School of Business and Vice President of the Board of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles, which awarded a Cutting Edge Grant to support the launch of the Bradley Sonnenberg Wellness Initiative. Following Andrea's presentation, we will host a panel discussion and Q & A moderated by USC Hillel Executive Director Dave Cohn and featuring USC students and campus wellness professionals. RSVP HERE to receive Zoom participation details.

FreshFest & RefreshFest Parent Resource Panel

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.  

Parent Meet & Greet

Meet the USC Hillel team, learn our space, and connect with other new Trojan parents over desserts and wine.  

USC Day of SCervice: School Supplies Drive

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. 

(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.

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

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