Learn a New Tune and Welcome Reform Rabbi Alex Kress!
Hillel at UCLA is excited to share that Rabbi Alex Kress has joined our team as the inaugural Reform Senior Jewish Educator. His entrepreneurial spirit and deep desire to connect with students have already been great additions to UCLA's Jewish life.
YOU have the chance to meet Rabbi Alex in action when he leads Reform services at Hillel during the High Holy Days! Check out the short video below to learn a new tune (niggun) for Reform services at Hillel during the Holy Days!
More About Hillel's Expanding Reform Presence On-Campus
This brand new Reform Senior Educator position at Hillel is made possible by a generous grant from Central Synagogue, which partners with Hillel International and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to strengthen Reform Jewish life on college campuses. We are also grateful for the support of local LA clergy and lay leadership who have agreed to help us raise the matching funds required for this grant!Together, all of our partners are helping us expand Jewish life at UCLA and build the Jewish future.
The Hillel Movement is recognized as one of the most successful and authentic pluralistic platforms for Jewish life, including Jewish students from every denomination, as well as the unaffiliated. Each and every Friday night at Hillel, you will find a pluralistic prayer space on the first floor, an orthodox minyan on the second floor, and dozens of tables set for Shabbat dinner, serving 150-200+ students ranging the spectrum of Jewish observance. Every Jewish student is welcomed regardless of where they are on their Jewish journey and finds a home at Hillel to explore and expand their Jewish identity.