Welcome to Hillel of Colorado
Hillel of Colorado, one of 550 affiliates of Hillel International (the Hillel movement began in the 1920’s), has a major presence on three Colorado campuses: University of Colorado Boulder; Colorado State University in Ft. Collins; and University of Denver.
Founded in the early 1950’s, Hillel of Colorado provides students with a safe place to learn together, socialize, hone their Jewish values, travel abroad, and develop leadership skills along with other Jewish college students. From weekly Shabbat dinners to social justice programs, students connect with Jewish tradition and make it their own – as they navigate the often-rocky transition from the childhood Jewish world to that of Jewish adulthood. Hillel of Colorado is:
- Traditional student-run and staff supported programs such as Shabbat dinners, community learning, holiday celebrations and commemorations, social programs, and social justice initiatives – and of course, that home-away-from-home students crave!
- Leadership Development Programming that train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow, connect students to the Colorado Jewish community, offer community internships, mentorships, and 1–1 connections – and provide avenues to enhance students’ professional skills they will need for life beyond college.
- Israel Programming offers students an opportunity to join us on a Hillel-sponsored-and-run Birthright Israel trip, with pre- and post-trip programming. Cultural programs and political discussions, speakers – and access to enhanced travel and study opportunities in Israel post-college – abound.
Hillel Colorado Campuses
Hillel at University of Colorado is the oldest Jewish organization at CU-Boulder. Hillel at CU strives to get every Jewish student connected to the community, while providing meaningful leadership opportunities and internships. CU-Boulder Hillel serves more than 600 unique students each year through Shabbat Eve Dinners, Services, Holiday Celebrations, Jewish Learning Sessions, Israel Programming, Challah for Hunger Chapter, Outdoor Events ‚and Taglit Birthright Israel Trips. There are an estimated 2,500 Jewish undergraduates students at CU-Boulder.
Hillel at Colorado State University is a home away from home for everyone in the “ramily”. We have all sorts of ways to get involved from social events to Shabbat. We host major events throughout the year, and collaborate with multicultural, multifaith, and other organizations across campus. In addition to our volunteer-led Leadership Team, Hillel offers semester or year-long internships for outstanding student leaders to provide them the opportunity to positively affect Jewish life on campus while receiving unique professional and learning opportunities. If you are ever in town, stop by for a bagel.
Hillel at the University of Denver offers many ways for students to develop their leadership skills and to engage the campus community. We offer a variety of programming, such as weekly Shabbat Dinners, Social Action Sessions, Sustainability Opportunities, and many others based on our students’ passions. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to get involved, to impact and shape the Jewish community for each other and their peers. Get in touch to learn more about how to make a Jewish home for students on campus.