Our Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. 

Our Vision: We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Hillel BC promotes Jewish life on campus and beyond, providing a warm, welcoming environment where students in BC are able to grow religiously, culturally, socially and ethically. We enable Jewish young adults to explore their Jewish identity and relationship with Israel in a safe, pluralistic and inclusive community. Our programs and events on multiple campuses across BC reflect the diverse interests and needs of our members, build valuable leadership skills, and help to create a long-term impact in the Jewish community and beyond.

We celebrate Jewish holidays, learn together, work on social action projects and provide an opportunity for robust conversations about Jewish issues and Israel affairs in an atmosphere of openness and respect. Hillel reaches out to a wide variety of groups on campuses, partnering with faculty, staff, and other student clubs to promote topics that are mutually relevant. In addition, many Hillel programs are developed in collaboration with other Jewish community organizations.

Whether it is one of our monthly Shabbat dinners, our Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF), our holiday programming, weekly kosher Hot Lunch, or Lunch and Learn, Hillel BC has something for everyone, reflecting the diverse interests and needs of Jewish students in BC.

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Campuses We Serve

Our Board


Gordon Brandt                     


Sam Hyman


Eric Andrew


Jessica Lithwick

Members at Large

Frank Cohn

Harvey Field  

Shannon Gorski    

Talia Magder   

Alexis Pavlich  

Sandy Penn 

Bruce Raber               

Rebecca Recant

Alex Schiff      

Rachael Segal

Our Team

Rabbi Kylynn Cohen

Rabbi Kylynn Cohen

Senior Jewish Educator

Lindsay Kerr

Lindsay Kerr

Director of Student Life

Abigail Schmidt-Brown

Abigail Schmidt-Brown

Lead Campus Professional (UVic)

Ohad Gavrieli

Ohad Gavrieli

Assistant Executive Director

Einat Livni

Einat Livni

Springboard Innovation Fellow (UBC)



Assistant to the Assistant Executive Director

Sandra Gilmour

Sandra Gilmour

AKA The Kitchen Wizard

Rob Philipp

Rob Philipp

Executive Director