Central Florida Hillel offers leadership opportunities for students to get involved in student programming and social entrepreneurism. Student leaders share their passion, skills and knowledge through the creation of meaningful social, educational, cultural and religious experiences for their peers. Our student leaders serve as committee chairs and committee liaisons giving each person the experience to engage in a way that is right for him/her with the support of staff members to mentor and guide them along the way. Each year we offer student leadership opportunities in the following areas:
1) Jewish Life – Jewish holidays, memorial days and commemorations, Shabbat services and dinner and Jewish education
2) Student Organizations – accapella group (Chai Pitch), Greek Jews (JIGL), men’s group (Men of the Tribe), women’s group (Chavrusas), fitness group (Schvitz), LGBTQ group (BAGELS+) and outdoors activities (Hebrew Hikes)
3) Israel Education/Advocacy – Israel education, Israel advocacy groups (The David Project, Stand With Us, KnightPAC etc.) and Israel trips/internships (Birthright, Onward Israel and MASA)
4) Finance & UCF Partnerships – treasury, budgeting and Student Government Liaison
5) Engagement & Outreach – creating social activities around campus for Jewish students to meet other Jewish students and learn about Hillel
6) Communications/Marketing – social media, website, newsletter and print media
7) Administrative – database entry, shopping, organizing and front desk greeter
Campus Entrepreneurs Internship (CEI)
CEIs are outgoing and innovative Jewish students who create Jewish communities outside the walls of Central Florida Hillel. They have the opportunity to meet and network with Jewish students who are looking to be a part of a smaller Jewish community. CEIs work within the network that they create to provide Jewish opportunities that the group is seeking. For example, a CEI group can go to a movie at a local theater and then discuss the Jewish perspective over coffee or a CEI group can get together in someone’s home for a Shabbat dinner with funding from Central Florida Hillel or a CEI group can read a book about Israel and discuss their opinions about the author’s angle while enjoying dessert.
Central Florida Hillel is always looking for students to get active and involved in the planning of all events and activities. With the number and variety of activities taking place in a given week, we can always use an extra hand to help! If you aren’t sure where to help, a staff member or student leader is happy to learn about your passions and interests and find the perfect place for you!