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Become a Passover Sponsor

With all that has happened this past year, we are ecstatic to have the opportunity to come together to celebrate Passover. Thank you for clicking the Donate Button on the left navigation panel to support our holiday programming.

We are planning three small seders with a maximum capacity of 50 at each seating. The first seder will take place on Saturday, March 27th in the evening with the second on the afternoon of Sunday March 28th, and our final seder on the evening that evening.

Sign up Genius is set up to register by table number at for each of the three seder options. Tables are available for groups of 2 to 8.
Those wishing to dine at a individual table can be accommodated. Simply reach out to Lisa at Lisa.BamaHillel@gmail.com with the request.

On the menu: lots of matzo, haroset with a seder plate on each large table, matzo ball soup, green salad, sliced brisket, grilled chicken, asparagus, roasted potatoes and Passover-friendly desserts!
If your student still needs to RSVP, please have them click here to RSPV!

Make your #GivingTuesday or annual fund donation today!

It’s Giving Tuesday and we could not think of a better way to kick off our season of giving than with some exciting news! Whether you would like to give as part of #GivingTuesday or plan your year-end donation as part of our annual fund drive, we are thrilled to announce that your gift will be matched!

Thanks to a generous matching challenge grant of $36,180 by Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse, all annual fund and parent gifts will be matched!

During these extraordinary times, your donation will help us sustain our presence on campus and ensure there is a thriving hub of Jewish life at The University of Alabama. Please also keep a look out for our annual fund letter as you consider your year end gifts.
Thank you for supporting our mission of building community leaders and instilling Jewish values our students will share for a lifetime. We hope you and your family remains safe and healthy during these trying times. גַּם זֶה יַעֲבֹר, this too shall pass and we will come out stronger on the other side.
With much gratitude,
Lisa Raymon Besnoy, PhD.Executive DirectorBloom Hillel at The University of Alabama

Shabbat and Holiday Meals

Did you know we never charge students for Shabbat or Holiday meals? In these difficult times, we need your help to continue this tradition.
Please consider sponsoring a table for our upcoming Holiday Dinners. We expect to serve 300 to 400 meals in the next two weeks! We are offering to-go meals and socially distanced seating options for our students
You can sponsor a “table” of 10 for $180 or half a table for $90 by visiting our store 
or Donate any amount at through the by clicking the donate button on this page.
Thank you for your support!


We greatly appreciate any donation you are able to make, and we’d be happy to talk to you about contributions of any amount. It is the generous support of donors that enables us to continue to provide fabulous programming for our students. Some of our donor levels are listed below. Please contact bamahillel@gmail.com or call 205-348-2183.

To contribute online, click the “Donate” button on the left.

Checks made payable to Bloom Hillel can be mailed to the Bloom Hillel Student Center, 380 9th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL  35401.

Please consider giving at whatever level you can afford. These gifts help us fund Hillel meals and activities so that they can remain free for all students. (Exceptions are special catered events like Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur or Passover when students are asked to pay half of the costs.) We thank you for your continued support!

Leadership Levels:

Bama Hillel  Benefactor $2000 or more

Sponsor $1,080  +

Champion $540

Supporter – $370

Bama Hillel Friend $180

Donation Packages – want to support Hillel and surprise your student?  Check out the packages below for some ideas.  Don’t worry, we are alway happy to supply soup and sing happy birthday with or without a gift package.  Just give us a call or contact Lisa directly at (205) 523-4646.

Matzo Ball Soup Care Package 
We’ll hand-deliver some delicious homemade soup and a gift bag with other goodies, too. Just call 205-348-2183 to order.

Birthday Shabbat Package 
Help your student celebrate his or her birthday at Hillel. This sponsorship will cover a birthday card from Hillel, cake and candles at the shabbat dinner closest to your student’s birthday.

Join the Bubbie Zadie Club – $180
Becoming a member of the Bubble Zadie club not only gives you bragging rights, it will sponsor a table of 10 at Shabbat Dinner in honor of your grandson or granddaughter.