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Jew-It-Yourself Grants

As a Jewish young adult, it is important to figure out how to make Jewish practice and customs relevant to our own lives. We here at WashU Hillel want to make sure that you, yes, YOU, can do it yourself. Or as we like to say- Jew-It-Yourself! 

Create Jewish programming for your friends that's meaningful and exciting to you by applying for a Jew-It-Yourself grant. 

 

HOW MUCH CAN I APPLY FOR?

You may apply for up to $10/person for a non-meal program, and no more than $15/person for a program that includes a meal. Hillel's money can not be used for alcohol, even if attendees are over 21. 

 

We have various resources to help create the Jewish space you want. These are just a few examples. If you have other ideas, we are here to support you!

Do Your Own Seder (DYOS)

Shabbat Around WashU (SAWU)

Shabbat in a Box

Rosh Hashanah in a Box

  1. How much money can I apply for?

    You may apply for up to $10/person for a non-meal program, and up to $15/person for a program that includes a meal. Hillel's money can not be used for alcohol, even if attendees are over 21.

  2. Who can apply for these funds?

    Any WashU student that wishes to create a Jewish program or experience on campus may apply.

  3. Who is looking over my grant requests?

    The Jew-It-Yourself Grants are overseen by the Nachshon Va'ad. The Va'ad is a select group of students participating in WashU Hillel's Nachshon Internship, a prestigious year-long internship where students receive intensive Hillel support and Jewish learning to fill a need they have identified in Jewish life on campus. This year's Nachshon Va'ad members are Peri Feldstein '18 (pfeldstein@wustl.edu), Bryan Wilensky '19 (bwilensky@wustl.edu), and Nate Turk '18 (nateturk@wustl.edu). The Nachshon Va'ad is supervised by Hillel's Assistant Director Miriam Ross-Hirsch (miriam@washuhillel.org). You can learn more about the Nachshon Internship and the Va'ad at washuhillel.org/Nachshon.

  4. Do I need to do anything special for reimbursement?

    YES! Please make sure to review all application instructions - you'll need to submit photos, event attendance, and receipts to receive reimbursement. Instructions will be sent to you.

  5. Wow! This is great! Does WashU Hillel have other similar funding opportunities?

    Yes! On November 19, 2018, host a Shabbat with your friends