Hillel: A Home Away from Home

“Hillel at Allegheny College has become my home away from home. I have been able to be a part of a close knit community of other Jewish students, faculty, and staff. I have a place where I can be myself and come together with other Jewish students on campus. Since it is a small but growing community, I was able to make an impact in our Jewish community from the first day I stepped on campus. My favorite thing about our Hillel is the amount of pride that everyone takes in being a part of it and how we all feel responsible for making sure the Jewish community at Allegheny continues to grow and thrive, even after we graduate.”

—Josh Cohen,’18


Click to expand photo of students playing gameHillel is a student-led organization that supports and encourages the exploration of Jewish life and culture through religious, educational, and social programs. Students in Hillel work to provide a community that helps Jewish students celebrate, learn, and explore Jewish heritage.

Activities include:

  • Weekly Shabbat Services and/or Dinners
  • High Holiday Services
  • Gift of Life Drive
  • Decorating and Eating in the Sukkah
  • Latke Fest
  • Purim Party
  • Passover Seders
  • Experiential Learning and Service Trips
  • Bagel Brunches
  • Holocaust Remembrance Events
  • Birthright Israel

Allegheny Hillel Food Policy

At Allegheny Hillel, we want all of our meals to be inclusive and community centered. Because many members of our community adhere to kosher-style, vegetarian, and vegan diets, we mainly serve vegetarian meals with vegan options when possible. We decided as a community in fall 2016 to commit to higher welfare eggs as part of the Hazon and JIFA higher welfare eggs initiative and have served only high welfare eggs since then. Our campus dining services company, Parkhurst, is similarly committed to higher welfare eggs and sustainability, so we are happy to partner with them for catered events on campus.

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Allegheny Hillel is part of the Hazon Seal of Sustainability

Hazon is a national organization that is the Jewish lab for sustainability and we are excited to partner with them to make our meals at Hillel a more sustainable food experience.