Center for Spirituality

Hillel (Jewish Community)

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


High Holidays and Sukkot 

All services held in Medaille Formal Lounge unless otherwise posted

Rosh Hashanah Day 1: Monday, September 14, 9am-1pm, followed by potluck dairy lunch

Tashlich: 5pm, Erie Canal Lock 32 off Clover Street

Rosh Hashanah Day 2: Tuesday, September 15, 9am-1pm

Kol Nidre: Tuesday, September 22, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Yom Kippur: Wednesday, September 23, 9am-1pm and 5pm-8pm, shofar blowing at 8pm

Sukkah building: Sunday, September 27, noon, behind GAC, snacks and crafts provided

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