Center for Spirituality

Hillel (Jewish Community)

High Holiday Services

Sulam Center in George Hall

  • Wed 9/20: 6pm-7pm (eve of Rosh Hashanah)
  • Th 9/21: 9am-1pm (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Fri 9/22: 9am-1pm (Rosh Hashanah)
  • Fri 9/29: 6pm-8pm (Kol Nidre, eve of Yom Kippur)
  • Sat 9/30 9am-8pm (Yom Kippur)

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. The Hillel office is located in the Sulam Center, a prayer space jointly shared by Nazareth's Hillel and Muslim Student Association.

Hillel-sponsored activities and services include:

• 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

Jewish Life at Nazareth

An interview with a student: "Being a part of Hillel has introduced me to even more traditions than I participate in with my own family as well as more of what it means to be Jewish."

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 potluck 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 Sermons