Hillel Rio de Janeiro is a non-profit cultural and educational institution aimed at the youth of the Jewish community in Rio. They integrate Hillel International, founded almost 80 years ago and present in more than 550 cities around the world. In Rio de Janeiro since 2004, Hillel is today one of the strongest community institutions in Brazil, offering an attractive and eclectic program that mixes Jewish values and culture with the essence of Rio and Brazil. Hillel Rio strives to maximize the number of Jews interacting and participating in the activities of the Jewish community, each according to their own interests. Hillel has a vision of Jewish pluralism and therefore respects and involves all movements. Any student can participate in Hillel. Hillel’s mission is to integrate young adults in a pluralistic environment of Jewish values, to provide excellent opportunities for their social, professional and cultural development, in addition to developing future community leaders.
Virtual after school aims to increase the number of children completing primary and secondary education in vulnerable communities (SDG4), strengthening their resilience and increasing their chances of getting out of poverty (SDG1). Virtual After School proposes to train and connect volunteers with school-age children of remote and/or at risk communities using technology platforms to support them with homework and to provide emotional support. As part of the program, the volunteers will be engaged in virtual peer meetings to be trained and to share experiences and learnings, expecting to empower them and to constitute a virtual community of young Jewish people committed to influence and lead positive changes in their communities.