Hillel Connections is a faith-based initiative inspired at the University of Alabama that is designed to connect Jewish college students with cities in Alabama, initially Birmingham, giving them opportunities to develop personal, mentoring, and professional relationships. Most students know little of the cultural, social, religious or employment opportunities in our "Magic City". To bridge this gap, the Hillel Connections program links students personally with a local family and religious community, providing long-term relationships throughout their collegiate years and beyond. Options for students range from connecting with a local " family friend", networking to link with a professional mentor, applying for our eight week summer internship, and possibly finding that perfect job after graduation!
The Magic City
Students, Birmingham wants you! Birmingham isn't called the Magic City by mistake. It is a thriving city brimming with history, fabulous restaurants, music, entertainment, adventure, and other great opportunities! Come explore our awesome city and community!
Below are links to a guide to the Magic City, full of information on the community, events, neighborhood directories, and a Birmingham Bucket List. There's always something to do in Birmingham - check it out below!
Get in Touch
Although Hillel Connections is based in Tuscaloosa, AL at Bloom Hillel, we serve students across the southeast. Let us know if you would like a little TLC from a family friend (who wouldn't want brownies or matzah ball soup), help finding a mentor or summer internship, or a recent grad to advise you on which elective to take... We mainly work remotely and want to help you!