A Day of Learning / A Night for Chaim Wrap Up
What an experience! A Day of Learning / A Night for Chaim was a day like no other!
These two events were created in honor of Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller on the occasion of his retirement after 40 years as Executive Director of Hillel at UCLA.
The symposium during the day, held at our building on Hilgard, featured noted speakers including:
- Professor David N. Myers
- Rabbi Elliot Dorff
- Rabbi Art Green
- Vice Chancellor Carole Goldberg
- Professor Moshe Halbertal
- Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller
- Rabbi Aaron Lerner
- Professor Todd Presner
- Rabbi Laura Geller
- Professor Suzanne Last Stone
- Rabbi Asher Lopatin
- As well as a touching tribute by Chaim's son, Shaul Seidler-Feller.
Later that evening at the Skirball Cultural Center, we honored Chaim at a once-in-a-lifetime gala in Herscher Hall.
The evening was an immense success with 475 guests in attendance, and featured emcee Mayim Bialik, special video tributes, and surprise guests. The event far surpassed its $500,000 fundraising goal - including $50,000 raised that night - which will help support programs in leadership development, Israel advocacy, tikkun olam, and more, as well as establish the new Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller Institute of Jewish Learning at UCLA.
Please visit our website HERE to see photos, videos, and read articles about the day of events.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this incredible day so wonderful!