Category Archives: Hillel

Discussion at CSULB about “Pious Fools”

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Yesterday, Southern California Jewish Student Services‘ Rabbi Drew Kaplan led a discussion at California State University, Long Beach, in collaboration with Long Beach Hillel.  The topic was “Pious Fools”, which explored Talmudic discussions of who might be considered foolishly pious. … Continue reading

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Sex in Judaism Discussion with Beach Hillel

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Yesterday, Southern California Jewish Student Services’ Rabbi Drew Kaplan led a discussion for Beach Hillel at California State University, Long Beach.  As per popular demand, Rabbi Drew discussed sex in Judaism.  A late afternoon discussion yielded a fruitful discussion, exposing … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Leads Discussion on Dreams

Yesterday, Southern California Jewish Student Services’ Rabbi Drew Kaplan spoke with the Hillel group at California State University, Fullerton.  Rabbi Drew spoke on the topic of dreams, exploring texts from the book of Genesis and from the Babylonian Talmud.

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Rabbi Drew leads discussion at CSUF on Hanukah

Yesterday, SoCalJSS‘s Rabbi Drew Kaplan spoke at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) on the practices and history of the holiday of Hanukah.  Collaborating with the Hillel Foundation of Orange County, who supplied yummy Krispy Kreme doughnuts and other snacks, the … Continue reading

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Dreams Discussion at CSULB

Yesterday, Rabbi Drew led a discussion at California State University, Long Beach, on the topic of dreams.  Collaborating with Long Beach Hillel, the event was a “Torah on Tap” discussion, wherein Beach Hillel covered the first round of drinks, while … Continue reading

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Graveyards Discussion

Yesterday,  Rabbi Drew led a discussion on graveyards on-campus at California State University, Long Beach with Beach Hillel.  The discussion topic was very timely, due to the October “spooky” season.  As a “Torah on Tap” discussion, attendees were treated to … Continue reading

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Discussion on Relationships in Northern San Diego County

Last night, SoCalJSS‘s Rabbi Drew Kaplan led a discussion with Hillel students on relationships in Oceanside.  Collaborating with Northern County San Diego Hillel, the discussion was part of their “Hot Topics” series.  Held at a Starbuck’s, the Hillel covered students’ beverages, … Continue reading

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Rabbi Drew Office Hours at CSULB

For this semester, Rabbi Drew Kaplan of Southern California Jewish Student Services (SoCalJSS) will be available on a weekly basis for office hours at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB).  Through a partnership with Long Beach Hillel, Rabbi Drew will … Continue reading

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High Holiday Discussions at CSUF & CSULB

  Rabbi Drew of SoCal Jewish Student Services led discussions at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) and California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) about the High Holidays in the week prior to Rosh HaShanah. Rabbi Drew led text-based discussions on … Continue reading

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SoCal Hillel Leaders Gather

Hillel student leaders from eight different universities came together to meet each other, working to strengthen their Hillels and Jewish life on their Southern California university campuses. On February 12th, twenty-six students from UC-Irvine, UC-Riverside, Chapman University, University of Redlands, … Continue reading

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