Center for Spirituality

Hillel (Jewish Community)

High Holiday Services on Campus:

Erev Rosh Hashanah


October 2


Medaille Formal Lounge

Rosh Hashanah

Day 1


October 3


Lunch after


Pot luck lunch kosher veggie dairy following services.





Erie Canal Lock 32 off Clover Street

Rosh Hashanah Day 2







Kol Nidre








Yom Kippur




9am-1pm and


Shofar 7:13 pm




October 16



Behind Golisano building, Naz

Shabbat dinner, family weekend, with President Braveman

Friday Night

 October 21

6:00 pm

Medaille Formal Lounge

Short service preceding meal


The Nazareth College Hillel encourages Jewish students, faculty, and staff to gain a greater awareness of their Judaism and associated traditions through innovative and exciting programming. Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students, create a safe space for discussing relevant topics, and work as an outreach to other faith and cultural groups on campus, thus enriching the lives of Jews and people throughout our community.

Hillel members are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.

As part of the Center for Spirituality, the Nazareth College Hillel's mission is accomplished through dedicated staff and collaboration with faculty advisors, students, and other Hillel organizations at surrounding college campuses. Hillel-sponsored activities and services include:

• Monthly Lunch & Learn with free meals and hevruta-style discussion

• High holiday services and weekly Shabbat services

• Annual festival Sukkah raising and Pesah Seder

• Shabbat meals offered a couple times each semester

• Social outings

• Visits by guest musicians, dancers, and speakers

• Interfaith and cross-cultural programs with other groups on campus

Nazareth Hillel

Shabbat Services on Campus

Regular Shabbat services are generally the first and third Friday evenings and the second and fourth Saturday mornings at Nazareth College, Golisano room 375. Friday night services run from 6pm-7pm. Saturday morning from 9:30am-noon followed by a pot luck vegetarian (dairy) lunch.

Join the Nazareth College Hillel Facebook group to learn more about upcoming programs and events. 

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Questions? Contact:

Hillel Program Leaders:

Ohel Avraham Semons
October 20th
10/22/2016Ve’zot ha’b’racha This week is it – the last parsha in the entire Torah. The death of Moses, and the beginning of a new era in the lives of the people Israel. All of the foreshadowing, promising, hinting, and warning has …
October 14th
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September 22nd
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September 15th
Ki Tei’tzei: Deuteronomy 21:10 - 25:19 This week’s Torah portion, Ki Tei’tzei, begins with a substantial, though perhaps not particularly timely, piece of parenting advice. First, the parsha describes how to apportion one’s inherit…
September 8th
9/9/2016, Parshat Shof’tim, Torah Portion: Deuteronomy 16:18 - 21:9This week’s parsha – Shoftim – contains one of the most well known exhortations for Jewish social action and personal agency: “Tzedek, tzedek tirdof” - …