zClubs and Virtual Programming

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What are zClubs?

zClubs are virtual interest groups run by student leaders and staff. zClubs cover every interest, from Jewish learning with our OU-JLIC staff to weekly lunches and a crafts corner! As we add more zClubs to our programing, be sure to come back and check out this page!


Want to start your own zClub? Reach out to our Manager of Student Engagement, Ally!

Keep up to date with this week's zClubs and check out our programming calendar.

Jewish Learning zClubs:

Whether a beginner or an expert, Jewish or Jew-ish, you're invited to join us for fun, no pressure, Jewish learning programs!

OU-JLIC Mishmar with Rabs

Every Tuesday from 1:30pm-2:30pm

Join Rabs Bryan every Tuesday and Friday for Jewish Learning.

*OU-JLIC zClubs are all on the RingCentral app, so download the app beforehand.

RingCentral Link

OU-JLIC Introduction to Judaism

Every Friday from 10am-11am

Join Rabs on Fridays at 10am for a variety of topics that make up the tapestry of Intro to Judaism. While Rabs will be serving you a virtual hot drink, you are encouraged to bring your own cup of coffee or tea to enjoy during the discussion!

*OU-JLIC zClubs are all on the RingCentral app, so download the app beforehand.

RingCentral Link

Weekly Lunch zClubs

Take a break from online learning and join your friends for lunch! Every week, Hillel 818 hosts lunchtime zClubs for CSUN, Pierce College, and Valley College, where you can meet and hang with Jewish friends from your campus!

CSUN Lunch zClub

Every Tuesday from 12:30 to 1:00 PM

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Identity Group zClubs

Hillel 818 offers several zClubs targeted directly at specific groups of students - although, all are welcome! These groups celebrate unique community, culture, customs, language, and questions! Check our calendar for dates and times!


This group is for Israelis and anyone else interested in celebrating Israeli language, culture and more! Mishelanu is led by intern, Tammy Aclander!

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PCH (Persian Community @ Hillel)

Greater Los Angeles is home to the biggest Jewish Persian population in the country! PCH is a place for Persian Jews, and anyone else interested, to come together and build community, and celebrate Persian culture! PCH is led by interns Gaby Mahgerefteh and Dorit Lavehim, follow them on Instagram @ pch.818 for updates!

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RSJ (Russian Speaking Jews)

Join intern Michael Buchinskiy in this zClub for anyone interested in learning about Jewish Russian culture, language, customs, and more!

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FYSH (First Year Students @ Hillel)

Geared towards new students of all backgrounds (traditional freshmen, transfer students, etc.) to make connections with Hillel and campus community, led by Hillel intern, Maya Kimia.

Twice a month, check calendar for dates and times.

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Interest Based zClubs

We offer a number of purely social, community-building zClubs for Jews of similar interest to come together! Don't see something that interests you? Email Ally to start your own zClub!

ASL w/ Hillel zClub

Learn and practice American Sign Language with Hillel intern, Kaitlyn Korn.

Learning to Communicate

- Every Friday for first time or new ASL learners from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Practicing Your Craft

- Every other Friday for proficient or fluent ASL speakers from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

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Jewish Roots: Gardening zClub

Join intern Alex Hoffman as we work on home gardening tips and projects! Every other Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM.

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Netflix w/ Noah zClub

Join Noah Kalal every Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:00 PM as you discuss some of the best movies on Netflix through a Jewish lens! 

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Photography zClub

A photo says 1,000 words, and in this zClub with Carrie Baker you're going to learn how to make sure your photo says the things you want them to! Every other Thursday from 7:00 to 8:00 PM.

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Sandra's Crafting Corner zClub

Get crafty with Sandra! Projects will include DIY facemasks, soy candles, and so much more!

Every other Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00 PM

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JGS (Jewish Greek Students) zClub

Are you a Jewish student a part of Greek life on campus! Meet with JGS leader, Abby Sipes, and other Jewish Greek students! Check calendar for event dates.

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MFI (Matadors for Israel) zClub

Interested in Pro-Israel advocacy? Get involved with MFI! They celebrate Israel through cultural events, education programs, and engagement! Check calendar for event dates.

Ohmanut zClub

Are you a fan of the arts? Have you read our Ohmanut magazine? Join our Ohmanut zClub! Check calendar for event dates.

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