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Hillel of Silicon Valley Celebrates Opening of New House!

Posted by challahbackgirl on September 14, 2011

Hillel of Silicon Valley completed the renovation of their new home and have moved in, they invite the community to join them for an Open House and Kosher BBQ. Come see the new house, enjoy great food, and learn some history. Here’s their invite and the schedule:

Open House

Sunday, October 9, 2011

11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Hillel House
44 South 11th Street
San José, CA 95112

Open House and Kosher BBQ:  (food by Oakland Kosher Foods) Food served11:30 to 12:30 and 1:00 to 3:00

11:15 – 11:45   Hillel’s New Neighborhood: Stories about General Naglee and Naglee Park. Presented by author and historian April Halberstadt. April is the past president of the San Jose Women’s Club.

11:50 – 12:20   Jewish San Jose. Presented by historian and teacher, Stephen Kinsey, an SJSU alumnus active in Hillel during college.

12:30 – 1:00       Opening Ceremony

1:00 – 3:00   BBQ and Music by Meshugga Beach Party


Hillel of Silicon Valley celebrates its move from its former home at 336 E. William Street, in San José. Formerly a Togo’s eatery, this building provided the venue for Hillel’s growth since 1999, despite its small size and inadequate meeting spaces.

Hillel serves five colleges in Silicon Valley: San Jose State, Santa Clara, Foothill, De Anza and West Valley.

As the program grew, it became imperative to move to a larger home, where events like Shabbat dinners and festival celebrations could take place in a more comfortable space.

The new home marks a significant and exciting milestone for this important resource for Jewish students on five campuses, and reflects the dedicated support of many donors in the larger community. As the home is a landmark in the historic Naglee neighborhood, so Hillel is a vibrant force for student growth and comfort during their college years. This new space will enable Hillel to accomplish its ambitious goals for the future.

For More Information:
Please contact Sue Maltiel, Executive Director, at

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