Featured Partner: Mizzou Hillel
Each month we feature the current needs of a local community organization. Listed below are ways to support Mizzou Hillel, which enriches the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Missouri so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. If you have any questions or to make a donation, please contact Beatrice Fine or log in to give through your fund.
- Student Lounge Re-vamp: Throughout the day, students come by Hillel to grab a snack, meet a friend, or do some homework. Recently Mizzou Hillel has had numerous requests from students for a mini upgrade. Specific requests include a full size refrigerator to stash lunches/dinners (since their kitchen is kosher, the fridge there is off limits for this), a toaster, and a keurig. This re-vamp will make the students' home away from home even more "homey"!
- Building bridges through student partnerships: Inviting someone to join you to break bread and share a meal is a tradition in Judaism as well as many other cultures. Each month, Jewish Cooking Club meets and explores food and culture from Jewish communities around the world. Recently the students organizing partnered with the Asian American Association (AAA) at Mizzou for a joint Cooking Club and learning session. Jewish students shared about kashrut and Jewish community history in Asia, and Asian students shared about the history of sushi in America. Then everyone cooked and ate (kosher) sushi and stir-fry together. Students are really excited about this new direction for Cooking Club and are talking about other groups they can partner with and invite to join them. Mizzou Hillel is looking for additional funding to help cover the increased cost of the program going forward in this new model.
- Shabbat: Every week Mizzou Hillel holds a Shabbat service followed by dinner. Students lead services, help make challah, and plan and cook the dinner in their kosher kitchen with Hillel staff.