What We Do
Greater Philly Hillel Network prides ourselves on being a pluralistic and welcoming community. We understand that Judaism is so much more than just a religion. That’s why at each of our campuses we provide numerous opportunities for students to explore their own Jewish identity through innovative programs and initiatives. We can’t wait to meet you!
Shabbat & Holidays
Shabbat dinners are a pillar of Jewish life on campus. After a long school week, Shabbat is an opportunity to see old friends and connect with new ones. Shabbat dinners take place every week and oftentimes include services prior to the meals.
Our holiday celebrations are equally as popular. Whether it’s your first Rosh Hashanah away from home or your 4th time experiencing a Passover Seder at Hillel, the holidays are a wonderful way to participate in a meaningful Jewish experience.
All Shabbat and holiday meals are Kosher style and are open to all students on campus.
Hillel offers a variety of Israel programming that provides students an opportunity to learn about Israel as a country and culture, to experience and understand Israel “beyond the headlines,” to learn more about travel and study opportunities in Israel, and to develop relationships with Israeli peers.
Have you always wanted to get that “Instagram worthy” photo on top of a mountain with a beautiful sunrise/sunset? Join us in the winter or summer for Birthright Israel, a free 10-day trip to Israel and an opportunity to learn more about the country and our Jewish history, while making memories and friendships that will last a lifetime!
For more information, contact Jenn Reiss.
While it’s wonderful to enjoy a wide array of educational programming, sometimes you just want to hang out with your friends and step away from academia. Social events include both on campus and off campus programming.
As a student-driven organization, Hillel provides countless opportunities for students to learn and implement leadership skills. Whether you want to serve on the leadership board, be a chair of a committee, lead a specific program or have an internship through Hillel, you can take an idea and execute it from start to finish!
Interested in taking a deeper dive into Judaism? Join our Rabbis and educators for thought-provoking discussions and educational opportunities. Last year’s highlights included “History of Jewish Resistance”, “Purim and Consent”, an “All About Israel” dinner and discussion series, and a sold out multi-faith Shabbat dinner.
Graduate Students and Young Professionals
The Jewish Graduate Student Network ("the Grad Network") welcomes Jewish graduate students and young professionals across the Philadelphia area through campus-based and city-wide events. Students engage in Jewish life through social, educational, cultural, leadership, and networking opportunities. To learn more visit the Grad Network website.