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

Hillel 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