Work with Hillel

There are many options available to work for Hillel this semester. Click below for information on each of these opportunities:

Shabbat Chefs (no experience necessary)

Shabbat Fellowship

Birthright Israel Internship

Office Assistants

Shabbat Chef (2 chefs) 3-6 hours per week (Fridays between 10 and 4)

Want to learn to cook? Love to eat? UNC Hillel has an amazing crew of students who prepare Shabbat dinner every Friday. We are hiring students to join our team for the fall. This is a paid job. If you are interested in joining the kitchen crew (or want more info), please fill out this form

Questions? Email Tova Boehm, Hillel's Kitchen Manager.

Shabbat Fellowship (4 Fellows) 3-5 hours per week (Typically on Fridays) 

The Shabbat Fellows are responsible for creating weekly Shabbat experiences with UNC Hillel. This is the perfect fellowship for anyone who loves Shabbat and wants to have a hand in programming at UNC Hillel. 

Shabbat Fellows are responsible for coordinating all of the ritual elements of Shabbat (finding service leaders, identifying students to lead blessings and give D’var Torah, making sure have supplies like candles, etc). Each Shabbat Fellow will host at least two Shabbats per month (although attendance at all Shabbat programming is greatly encouraged!). These Fellows are also responsible for Shabbat engagement and ensuring that the UNC Hillel community is aware of Shabbat programming through outreach and social promotion. The Shabbat Fellows are responsible for working with Rabbi Melissa on Shabbat experience including menu, space, theme and engagement. A new piece of the Shabbat Fellowship is the opportunity to host Shabbat experiences in your home, apartment, dorm or other campus space (funded by Hillel).  The Shabbat Fellows are also responsible for serving as the liaison between the Shabbat Fellows and the Leadership Team to ensure students are aware of the weekly Shabbat program and are conducting the necessary outreach and engagement.  UNC Hillel is excited to providing funding for Shabbat innovation.

Apply for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about Shabbat
  • Live and breathe Hachnasat Orchim (welcoming) and want to make sure people feel welcome at Hillel.
  • You are comfortable in an engagement position and reaching out to students with whom you may or may not have pre-existing relationships.
  • Have a strong social media presence and are comfortable promoting Shabbat programming on your personal profiles as well as the Hillel pages.

Responsibilities include:

  • Work with team of Shabbat Fellows to plan weekly Shabbat experience and innovations   
  • Shabbat ritual set-up and clean-up for at least two Shabbats each month (although attendance at all Shabbat programming is strongly encouraged!)   
  • Host Shabbat experiences in your home, apartment, dorm or other campus space (funded by Hillel) twice a semester   Shabbat engagement and outreach including coffee dates with students to engage with them outside of Hillel   
  • Publicity: creating a weekly Shabbat Facebook event, fliers, social media campaigns, etc.   
  • Assist Rabbi Melissa and Hillel staff in creating Shabbat experience (menu, theme, spatial design, etc.) and ensuring set-up requests are shared in a timely manner    
  • Work with Rabbi Melissa to schedule and hold Shabbat learning opportunities including: Dvar Torah workshop, service leading workshop, etc


Shabbat Interns who meet the agreed upon expectations are eligible to receive a $180 honorarium, which will be paid after the conclusion of each semester (December 2019 and May 2020). 

Birthright Israel Internship
We are looking for motivated students to serve as Birthright Israel Recruitment Interns for Fall 2019. Interns will be paid a $180 stipend for their work and receive regular supervision, leadership training, and unlimited Birthright swag! If you are excited about helping other people experience the trip of a lifetime through Birthright Israel with NC Hillel  then you might be a good fit - fill out our application and we will be in touch with next steps! Contact Ginny Vellani, Hillel's Director of Statewide Initiatives if you have any questions about this internship.

Office Assistant 

Become part of a cohort of welcoming, friendly, attentive students to welcome students to UNC Hillel.
Work at the front desk in Hillel and be responsible for welcoming new and returning people to the building, greeting and properly routing telephone guests, and maintaining the common areas of the building to help Hillel be the most welcoming community possible.  
Once your tasks are complete, there may be time for studying and homework.  
If you are interested in joining a dynamic group, contact Laura Quigley, Hillel's Building and Operations Manager.

North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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