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