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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." 

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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

  • Backpacks 4 FoCo (11/6/2017) - A project of CSU Hillel at 720 West Laurel Street. Led by Alex Kaye (Hillel) and Abbie deRosa (Sigma).   Mission: Imagine you are walking around in Fort Collins at night in mid-December. You are cold and want to immediately head inside for heat. Imagine not having the luxury of having anywhere to go inside for warmth - Read more...
  • November Newsletter (11/1/2017) - Thoughts from the Executive Director We hope your fall holidays were meaningful, and that this newsletter finds you well. Hillel of Colorado’s success depends on our communicating effectively with our students, parents, friends and supporters. This year, we plan to send more emails like this one to help keep you in the know about activities - Read more...
  • CSU Hillel Alumni: Where are they now? (10/30/2017) - Over the years CSU has grown in size and popularity as the university has rapidly expanded. Since the late 1960’s Hillel has existed in some capacity on campus, though only formally since the ‘90s. Hillel has always been a home for Jewish students, and that hasn't changed, but now CSU Hillel is certified sustainable and - Read more...

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Hillel CSU Student Leadership Team

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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 junior 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."

Zack Josephs

Leadership Team

Zack is a senior with a Political Science and Philosophy double major and a minor in English. 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 time manage and make sacrifices for others."

Ruthie Gertz

House Manager

Ruthie is a pre-vet equine science major in her senior year here at CSU. We asked Ruthie what her favorite thing is about Hillel: "Hillel is like my home away from home because I know wherever I go I'll meet great people and have fun. And there's always food, which is really great!"

Sadye Hazan

Leadership Team

Sadye is a senior journalism major with a minor in ethnic studies. We asked Sadye what her favorite thing is about being a part of Hillel: "I really like being part of Hillel because all of my friends are in Hillel, so events are super fun to go to. I also just love being in the Hillel house, even when we don't have events because there's Netflix and a bunch of food so it's always a good time."

Nevan Mandel

Leadership Team

Nevan is a third year environmental policy major. We asked him what his favorite thing is about being a part of Hillel: "My favorite thing about Hillel is working with Hazon to make our Hillel green and sustainable."

Sam Roll

House Manager

Sam is a sophomore studying criminology and philosophy. We asked Sam what he wants to accomplish at Hillel: "I hope to start a tradition at Hillel."

Emma Shear

House Manager

Emma is a sophomore Human Development & Family Studies major. We asked Emma what she likes most about being a part of Hillel: "I get to be myself and help maintain my Jewish identity."

Aliya Gorelick

Emerson Fellow & Leadership Team

Aliya is a sophomore psychology major. We asked Aliya what Hillel means to her: "Being a part of Hillel lets me hang out with cool Jews and have a community away from home."

Elaine Gay

Marketing Coordinator

Rose Bork

Leadership Team

Aviva Lessnick

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Alicia Bridges

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