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Colorado State University Hillel

Colorado State Hillel is a proud part of Hillel of Colorado – which also serves the CU - Boulder and the University of Denver with traditional programming such as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, social justice initiatives, and religious and social programs; leadership programs to train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow, and Israel programs including Birthright Israel travel opportunities and Israel education, dialogue, and advocacy.

Our Hillel recently became the first student-led organization to become certified sustainable by Hazon. Not only do we have chickens and composters onsite, but we also lead campus-wide events like Interfaith Thanksgiving and Holocaust Awareness WeekWith our new Israel Fellow, Nofar Salmanwe hope to have more join us on our Birthright Israel Trip and for other fun events.  Join us for Shabbat dinner every Friday night, hang out on weeknights for events like Taco Tuesday and movie night, and get more involved to create your own Jewish "home away from home." 

Colorado State Hillel helps to build a community where Jewish values enrich the lives of students during their college years and beyond, inspiring every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel – thereby making the world a better place. 

Our location

Merage Hillel House
720 W Laurel Street
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Campus Director
Alex Amchislavskiy
alex@hillelcolorado.org
(970) 224-4246

Upcoming Events

Recent CSU Hillel Blog Posts

  • Student Spotlight: Nevan Mandel (2/5/2018) - 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 - Read more...
  • Anti-Defamation League holds campus workshop to combat bigoted attacks on campus (2/5/2018) - “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 - Read more...
  • Hazon Sustainability Seal 2017 Certification (1/25/2018) - Congratulations! Hazon is delighted to award Colorado State University Hillel the 2017 Hazon Seal of Sustainability, and to confirm your participation in the Hazon Seal for 2018. This builds off of your achievements in 2016 and we're excited to award you this certification again. Receiving the Hazon Seal of Sustainability marks you as a national - Read more...

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Hillel CSU Student Leadership Team

Leadership Team and Chickens

The Student Leadership Team is the core group of leaders creating a Jewish home on campus, and these students gain valuable Jewish and professional knowledge, skills, and experience. Their involvement is critical in defining Jewish programming and engagement on campus each semester. Students from all backgrounds are encouraged to get involved, to impact and shape the Jewish community for each other and their peers.

Hillary Lorsch

President

Hillary is a senior here at CSU studying Journalism with a minor in Business Administration. We asked Hillary what she was most excited about for Hillel this year: “I’m really excited to cook for Shabbat because nothing gives me more joy than after hours of cooking seeing a room full of people relaxing and laughing over a home cooked meal.” Hillary will be graduating from CSU early this December.

Zack Josephs

Kosher Coordinator

Zach just graduated from CSU last May with a Political Science and Philosophy double major but continues to give back to Hillel. We asked Zack how Hillel has impacted his life: “Hillel has made me more conscious of inclusivity, brought me close to a lot of great people, and has positively affected my ability to manage time and make sacrifices for others.”

Elaine Gay

Leadership Member

Elaine is a senior with a double major in History and Anthropology and a minor in English. We asked Elaine one thing she loves about Hillel: “I love Hillel because it gives me an opportunity not to be just a part of the Jewish community, but to be a leader in it as well.”

Nevan Mandel

Financial Officer

Nevan is a fourth-year Political Science major with a concentration in Environmental Policy and minors in Legal Studies, Economics and Environmental Affairs. We asked him what his favorite thing is about being part of Hillel: “My favorite thing about Hillel is working with Hazon to make our Hillel green and sustainable.”

David Kravitz

Journalism Coordinator

David is a senior with a major in Journalism and a minor is Business Administration who will be graduating from CSU this May. We asked David what his favorite memory at Hillel has been: “My favorite memory at Hillel was the first Shabbat I hosted and my first time cooking. Way more people than expected came, it was an overflowing crowd, and I was glad I had lots of help.”

Lindsay Robinson

Sustainability Coordinator

Lindsay is a senior with a major in Food Science and a minor in Business Administration. We asked Lindsay what her favorite event has been at Hillel so far: “My favorite event was bread making because I got connections there for my summer job...and I like bread.”

Linzy Upton-Spatz

Marketing Coordinator

Linzy is a junior at CSU with a double major in Journalism and Business with a Marketing concentration. When we asked Linzy what she was most excited about for Hillel this year: “I’m really looking forward to all the different events we do and getting to know my Jewish community better.”

Kenny Shuster

JScreen Coordinator

Kenny is a second year student at CSU majoring in Biomedical Sciences. We asked Kenny what he is most excited about for Hillel this year: “I’m most excited to learn how I can best help the Jewish community at CSU through Hillel.”

Alex Kaye

Leadership Member

Alex is a second year student studying Fermentation. We asked Alex what he loves the most about Hillel: “I love the delicious and healing Shabbat dinners.”