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Hillel Leads UCSB Vigil

Oct 31, 2018
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Santa Barbara Hillel led a memorial vigil in the middle of the UCSB campus to stand in solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue. Over 400 people attended, and more than 40 student organizations cosponsored. Thank you for your care and concern for our students and our campus community.
You may be interested in the lead news story of channel KEYT’s newscast (4 minutes):
We streamed the entire event live on Facebook. Here is a link to the half-hour recording:
Here are Rabbi Goodman’s remarks at the event in written form, addressing the nature of anti-Semitism as well as hate crimes in general: Memorial Vigil UCSB Pittsburgh Remarks
Click here to read Rabbi Goodman’s message to the Hillel community this week regarding these events and how we are supporting our students: https://mailchi.mp/santabarbarahillel/a-special-message-from-rabbi-evan-goodman
Additional vigil participants included:
Academic: UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang, UCSB Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn
Civic: Congressman Salud Carbajal, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assembly Member Monique Limon
Student leaders: AS President Brooke Kopel, Hillel President Hannah Green, AS Vice President Local Affairs Jeike Meijer
Jewish Partners: Miri Klein, Chabad at UCSB
Here is the full list of event cosponsors:
UCSB Office of Student Life
UCSB Multicultural Center
The Office of the Student Advocate
UCSB Chabad
CAPS (Counseling and Psychological Services)
UCSB Center for Middle East Studies
Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
UCSB Associated Students Office of the President
External Vice President of Local Affairs Office
Isla Vista Youth Project
SSI (Students Supporting Israel) at UCSB
MSA (Muslim Student Association) at UCSB
Capps Center for the Study of Ethics, Religion and Public Life
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Jewish Studies Symposium
Department of Religious Studies
St. Mark's University Parish (Roman Catholic)
St. Michael's University Church
Persian Student Group (PSG) at UCSB
Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi Sorority 
Mishelanu at UCSB
UCSB Model United Nations
UCSB Campus Democrats
UCSB College Republicans
Zeta Beta Tau (ZBT) Fraternity
Alpha Chi Omega (AXO) Sorority
Gamma Phi Beta (GPhi) Sorority
EPIC (Asian-American Christian Ministry)
SGI-USA Sun Lotus Nichiren Buddhist Group
Gaucho Tour Association
Political Science Club
Delta Delta Delta (ΔΔΔ) ) Sorority
Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG) Sorority 
Pi Beta Phi (ΠΒΦ) Sorority
Philanthropy Club
Her Campus UCSB
Alpha Delta Pi (ADPi) Sorority
Phi Alpha Delta (ΦΑΔ) Fraternity
Kappa Alpha Theta (ΚΑΘ) Sorority
Active Minds at UCSB
Chi Delta Theta


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