University of Alabama

Hillel Student Organization

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Parent and Annual Campaign News

As we approach the end of the year, you will receive additional information regarding how to contribute to our Parent and Annual Campaigns. In the meantime, we are proud to announce that we have received a matching gift from Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse to kick off our campaigns! All gifts received through the end of the year will be matched!

A few donation opportunities to consider:

The Chai Tide Club: Set up a recurring donation through PayPal or your electronic banking and become a part of the club! Recurring gifts of $36 or more receive exclusive Chai Tide merchandise!

Families Funding the Future: Help sustain our future by making a pledge of $5000 (payable over 3 years) and receive recognition on our giving wall in the Bloom Hillel multipurpose room.

As you know, we rely heavily on donors for the funding to keep our students well fed on Shabbat, the High Holidays, Sunday Brunches, and everywhere in between. 

Please click the following to donate to the Parent Campaign, Annual Fund, or to set up a Recurring Donation Schedule. Mail checks to Bama Hillel, 380 9th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

2022-2023 Annual Campaign

You are the cornerstone of all we do. We cannot thank you enough.

If you have not visited Bama Hillel recently, we encourage you to do so.  It may look different from what you remember, but the energy and enthusiasm for Jewish life at Hillel is undeniable.  The community of Jewish students is now over 1000 strong. Students are involved in so many ways.  In addition to participating in events throughout the week, student interns also play a vital role in operating and planning all we do at Bama Hillel. Drop in anytime during the week to find students studying, watching TV, playing video games, baking Challah, or grabbing a snack between classes.

At Bama Hillel, we focus on a holistic approach to Judaism, encompassing traditional observance and prayers, culture, Israel, career, and community.  Students can join the 

Bama Hillel Birthright trip to Israel, work with Hillel Connections to find a summer internship and engage in an immersive Jewish experience or serve as a Service Engagement Interns, dedicated to creating programming and awareness on issues pertaining to diversity and social service.  

As you know, we do not ask students to pay for any of their meals or activities.  Each week, we serve more than 150 Shabbat meals, Sunday brunches, and provide access to snacks. Your gift, whether large or small, helps us meet those costs.

We are delighted to let you know that all gifts of $180 or more will be matched by Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse and gifts over $360 will be double-matched.

We need your help to continue meeting the needs of our students. Giving opportunities are indicated in the enclosed materials.  There are many ways to give – by check, credit card, or recurring payments through PayPal. Please join us in preserving our Jewish future.

Contribute to the 2022-2023 Parent Campaign.

Thank you for your support of Bama Hillel.  Without your help, we would not have been able to provide programming and meals to the 450+ students we served last year.  As you know, we rely heavily on our parent donors to provide funding to keep our students well fed on Shabbat, the High Holidays, Sunday Brunches, and everywhere in between.   

We understand everyone is seeing an increase in daily living expenses – from the grocery store to the gas station. Our food prices have increase 20% in the past year and we are feeling the impact as we prepare for the fall semester.  While our students come from Jewish homes with diverse customs, we always find our unity for holiday meals and gatherings.  We are budgeting food costs to be just under $70,000 year, to serve 5000+ meals throughout the year.  

We are extremely thrilled that once again, Eliza and Hugh Culverhouse have issued an incredibly generous challenge for our parent donors. All gifts of $180 or more are eligible to be matched! One-time donations or recurring payments are all eligible for a match.  We are seeing more and more parents choose a recurring payment method and have tried to make this easily accessible to you on our website at 

Please take a few moments to click the following to donate to the Parent Campaign, set up a Recurring Donation Schedule, or mail checks to Bama Hillel, 380 9th Street, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.

Click on the DONATE button on the left-side navigation link to donate today!

Other Opportunities to Support Bama Hillel

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 by clicking the donate button on this page.
Thank you for your support!