UAlbany Hillel's new Spring Semester program to engage Jewish students!


Have You "Herd" About Our New Spring Program, Herd Community?

We are so excited to roll out Herd Community!  UAlbany Hillel's Jewish students can connect and support one another as we power through this still socially distant semester.

Complete the registration form to be placed into groups of 4-6 of your peers.  This will be your "herd." From April 5th - May 7th, you and your herd can participate in virtual events that earn points. There will also be activities that groups may do outside of formal UAlbany Hillel programming, such as virtual game nights, community service, study time, and outdoor shenanigans. Each week, staff will promote flash challenges for students and their herd to complete to rack up even more points!

Think you're ready for Herd Community?  Your *infectious* smile says, "YES!"

The Point System:


You will be earning points as an individual based on your own participation, as well as keeping a tally of the total points for the herd.


Individual challenges: 1 point each (max. 5 points/week per person).

Examples include: Going for a run, calling grandma, cooking a new healthy recipe, attending virtual services, and saying hello to someone new 


Herd challenge: 1 point per participant, up to two herd challenges per week. So, if you are in a herd of five and complete two herd challenges in a week with full participation, each individual gets 10 points! 

Examples include: Virtual group gatherings, such as game night, trivia, Shabbat dinner, book club, and Israeli film night

Flash challenge: 5 points each, once per week, the entire herd must participate in order to win points.

Examples: Can’t tell yah -- sorry, not sorry! These events will be released through text, Instagram, and Facebook. You will have limited time to complete them.


What You Receive:

Prizes will be awarded to individuals.  Herds with the most ending points win a special prize. Plus, you redeem prizes as you reach each level!

Individual Reward Levels: 

10 points: $5 Amazon Gift Card

25 points: $10 Ulta or Uber Eats Gift Card

50 points: LED Strip Lights or Ring Light 

75 points: Yeti Mug or Bubble Tea Kit with reusable straws 

100 points: JBL Speaker or Air Fryer 

Here's How it Works