(510) 845-7793

2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

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THE FUTURE

OF JEWISH LIFE

AT UC BERKELEY

Inside Berkeley Hillel's $10 Million Renovation and Campaign

 
Take a tour

THE FUTURE

Front Entrance Under Construction
 

​​Level One features:

  • Large outdoor space with courtyard, gardens, patio, BBQ and backyard

  • ADA-compliant entryway

  • New solar panels

  • Upgraded security system

  • New bike racks 

Front Entrance Under Construction

Level Two features:

  • Redesigned lobby to accommodate upwards of 300 students attending weekly programs

  • Redone auditorium

  • Renovated Kosher kitchens

  • Redesigned meeting rooms with upgraded technology and AV systems

Third Floor Under Construction

Level Three features: 

  • Bright remodeled chapel

  • Additional meeting and private spaces

  • Redesigned office spaces

  • Study nooks

  • Expanded programming office

LETTER FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman

Dear Friends of Berkeley Hillel,

 

How do I make good choices in my life?

What is my connection to Judaism?

What can I do to make a difference in the world?

 

These are a few of the questions asked by many of our students here on the Berkeley campus. 

Students come to Hillel for many reasons: to express and explore their values, to deepen their Jewish identity, to connect with Israel and to find a warm community. Hillel provides students with the space to search for a life of meaning -- a Jewish life that is relevant now and in the future. 

Investing in Jewish leaders and scholars ensures the greatest promise for global impact. It is Hillel's obligation to protect this community's future; a future that carries a proud legacy of influence, productivity, philanthropy, and creativity. 

Berkeley Hillel provides a safe and grounding place for Cal's Jewish students. To be fully effective in meeting the challenges of building the Jewish community in the 21st century, the current facility must undergo a significant remodel. 

There has never been a better time for these investments than now.

I invite you to join me and our community to help us realize the most exciting next step: ensuring that Hillel remains a place for Jewish students to thrive. We hope you will help us safeguard Berkeley Hillel's home for generations to come. 

With gratitude,

Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman

Executive Director

OUR IMPACT

Hillel By the Numbers

 

Rachel Marcus, Berkeley Hillel Student Leadership Board

“Hillel has been my home away from home since I was a freshman.

I am so proud of Berkeley Hillel for taking these steps to make this home more secure, more dynamic and more welcoming for anyone who walks through its doors.”

NAMING OPPORTUNITIES

PRESS 

 
 

BERKELEY HILLEL TO REMODEL AND UPDATE

Press Release, May 1st, 2017

UC BERKELEY HILLEL HEADQUARTERS SET FOR $9 MILLION MAKEOVER

J Weekly, May 19th, 2017

NEW DETAILS ON BERKELEY HILLEL'S BIG $9 M REMODEL

J Weekly, May 23rd, 2017

Visionaries

Gerson Bakar (z"l) and Barabara Bass Bakar

Pat Lapan (z"l) Bequest Fund

Rodan Family Foundation

 

Guardians

Sandy and Jean Colen

Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund            of San Francisco

Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund

Sustainers 

The Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation

Walter and Elise Haas Fund

Koret Foundation

Moses and Susan Libitzky

Builders

The Arthur and Rosalinde Gilbert Foundation

The Goodman Family Foundation

Ron and Barbara Kaufman

Rob (z"l) and Eileen Ruby

Pillars 

Sue Bloch and Igor Khandros

Barry and Debbie Cohn

Len (z"l) and Roberta Cohn

Mort and Amy Friedkin

Jim and Cathy Koshland

Mark and Jamie Myers

Bernard and Barbro Osher

Nelli and Kevin Perkins

Sheldon and Barbara Rothblatt

Samuel and Helene Soref Foundation

Bob Tandler and Valli Benesch

Friends 

Richard and Marjorie Carmel

Leonard and Linda Cohen

Idit and Steven Solomon

Elizabeth Friedman Branoff and Steve Branoff

Louise and Jacob Epstein

David A. Friedman and Paulette J. Meyer

Oren Gabriel

Aviv Gilboa

Bruce Goldberg and Jana Good

Barabara Gross-Davis

Frederick J. Isaac Philanthropic Fund

Donald and Roslyn Kahn

Hilla Frenkel-Kariv and Shachar Kariv

Robert Kaufman and Alissa Merksamer

Charles and Helene Linker

Susie Marcus and Ross Libenson

Mindy, Robert and Merissa ('17) Mann

Milton and Sophie Meyer Fund

Adam and Elana Naftalin-Kelman

Stan Osofsky and Sergio Quintor

Tammy Plotkin-Oren and Arnon Oren

Kenneth and Lisa Schmier

David and Virginia Vogel

Ilene Weinreb and Sam Mesnick (z"l)   

Steven and Victoria Zatkin

 

Become a permanent part of the future of Bay Area Jewish life with your gift toward Berkeley Hillel. Naming opportunities are still available. Your name, or the name you designate, will appear on the building or plaque associated with the following opportunities:

SECOND FLOOR

Auditorium and Dining Room - Reserved (Gerson z'l and Barbara Bakar)
Kosher Meat Kitchen $300,000
Kosher Dairy Kitchen $250,000
Auditorium Mezuzah $36,000

Front Entrance/Atrium - Reserved (Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund) $800,000
Multipurpose Conference Suite - Reserved (Patricia Lapan) $1,000,000
Student Lounge - Reserved (Ron & Barbara Kaufman) $180,000

Student Kitchenette $150,000

THIRD FLOOR

Beit Midrash - Reserved (Rodan Family Foundation) $1,500,000
Aron Kodesh (Chapel Arc) $250,000
Chapel Mezuzah $36,000

Jewish Student Life Office - Reserved (Donald and Carole Chaiken Foundation) $300,000

Executive Director’s Suite - Reserved (Sandy & Jean Colen) $500,000
Associate Director’s Suite $250,000
Private Meeting Room $250,000
Student Lounge $250,000
Student Lounge Bench $54,000

Student Meeting Room - Reserved (The Cohn Family)  $86,000

FIRST FLOOR

Multipurpose Conference Suite $500,000
Lobby/Entranceway $500,000

OUTDOOR SPACES

Courtyard - Reserved (Friends of Rob Ruby z"l) $1,000,000
Courtyard Bench - Reserved (Robert and Mindy Mann) $20,000
Backyard - Reserved (Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund) $500,000

Entranceway Steps $500,000
Auditorium Deck (Main Floor Outdoor Patio) $360,000

Chapel Deck (Second Floor Outdoor Patio) - Reserved (The Gilbert Family Foundation)  $150,000

 

CAMPAIGN SUPPORTERS

Thank you to all of those
who have supported our campaign
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HOW YOU CAN STRENGTHEN JEWISH LIFE AT BERKELEY HILLEL

Berkeley Hillel is underway towards achieving its $9 million goal. This campaign presents a unique opportunity to invest in the future of Jewish students at UC Berkeley.


Berkeley Hillel is committed to creating a lasting sense of belonging in the Jewish community, and is deeply grateful to philanthropic leaders who share in our mission and vision. On behalf of everyone at Berkeley Hillel, thank you for considering a gift to support a naming opportunity.

 

CONTACT U.C. BERKELEY HILLEL

2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA

(510) 845-7793