Backpacks 4 FoCo

Backpacks for FOCO is a project that was started here at Hillel last year. It is a project dedicated to collecting Backpacks, camping goods, clothes, jackets, sweaters, blankets, personal hygiene items, feminine hygiene products and truly anything that could help a homeless person or family on the street. This project is geared toward letting people […]

Student Spotlight: Melissa Schnee

Meet Melissa Schnee, a graduate student majoring in social work at CSU and member of the Hillel Leadership Team. Melissa joined Hillel in order to meet new people with similar values. Her favorite Hillel events are Shabbat dinners, because they are as welcoming as they are delicious. But one particular moment stands out: “My very […]

Falling in love at Hillel

Over the 20 years of CSU Hillel, there have been many special moments. From starting CSU’s Holocaust Awareness Week program to increasing the presence of Jewish students at CSU and within Fort Collins. There have been so many amazing students that have come through the Hillel house, and some have even found the love their […]

Student Spotlight: Emily Legatski

Another addition to the CSU Hillel leadership team this semester is Emily Legatski. Emily, a junior and Human Development and Family Studies major, is from Castle Rock, Colorado. Emily came to Hillel after she a met a friend in a class who said she should stop by Hillel. That friend ended up being co‐leadership team […]

Student Spotlight: Amy Zimmerman

    One of the newest members to Hillel’s Leadership Team is Amy Zimmerman. A junior biology major, Amy has made several inroads in CSU’s Jewish community before joining Hillel as a board member this semester. “Since my freshman year I have been apart of Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi,” said Amy, adding, “I joined before […]

Field of Flags Photo Essay

By Linzy Upton‐Spatz As part of the 20th annual Holocaust Awareness Week this February at Colorado State University, students set up over 2,000 flags to represent the number of lives lost in the Holocaust. Each flag represents 5,000 deaths and each color dictates the group of people targeted during the Holocaust such as Jews, Soviets, […]

Holocaust survivor shares incredible story, imparts wisdom to CSU community.

  “Never accept an order that your conscience refuses.” Last Wednesday 1,750 people including students, community members and city officials flooded the Lory Student Center Ballroom to hear Marthe Cohn speak during Colorado State University’s 21st annual Holocaust Awareness Week. Cohn, 97, was born in Metz, France in 1920. But by her 24th birthday, she […]

Student Spotlight: Nevan Mandel

Nevan Mandel is one of Hillel’s most passionate and engaged members, and now serves as President. He is one of the driving forces behind our new chicken coop, and is always looking to push Hillel’s sustainability efforts. If you asked Nevan where he’s from he’d say all over. When he was younger his family moved […]

Anti‐Defamation League holds campus workshop to combat bigoted attacks on campus

“We all have biases, if we learned them, we can unlearn them.” Last Tuesday the Anti‐Defamation League — Mountain states region, in conjunction with CSU Hillel, CSU Residence Life, Housing & Dining services and Student leadership programs hosted the “Campus of Difference” workshop in the Ingersoll hall seminar room. The workshop focused on giving students […]