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Colorado State University Hillel

Colorado State University Hillel is a proud part of Hillel of Colorado – which also serves the University of Colorado-Boulder and the University of Denver with:

  • Traditional Programming such as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, social justice initiatives, and religious and social programs.
  • Leadership Development Programming to train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow and facilitate a Jewish “brain gain” for Jewish Colorado.
  • Israel Programming including Birthright Israel travel opportunities and Israel education, dialogue, and advocacy.

Hillel of Colorado 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

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Who we are…

Colorado State University Hillel offers weekly shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, campus wide events, Birthright trips to Israel, leadership opportunities and more! Our Merage Hillel House has WiFi, Wii + Netflix, study places, and separate meat/dairy kitchens for a delicious kosher meal!

Colorado State University Hillel also offers many ways for students to develop their leadership skills and to engage the campus community. 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, or check out our internship program.

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

  • Rosh Hashana in Fort Collins (9/19/2017) - Happy Holidays everyone! May you have a sweet and happy new year full of growth and joy! Please join us for Shabbat this Friday at the Hillel House. Below are several local options for service (ranging across the Jewish spectrum). ALL services free for CSU students; just mention "CSU Hillel."   CHABAD OF NORTHERN COLORADO Rosh Hashana - Read more...
  • Student Spotlight: Alex Kaye (9/17/2017) - New to the CSU Hillel leadership team this year is Alex Kaye.  A sophomore Fermentation science major Alex has become a familiar face at the Hillel house after spending many days last year building friendships at Hillel. Originally from down south in Atlanta Georgia, Alex has certainly made a large leap from home, but that - Read more...
  • My Birthright Story — David Kravitz (9/4/2017) -   My Birthright story is much like thousands of other participants – it was a whirlwind of fun and a life changing experience. I not only made numerous new friends, but also bonded with my group's tour guide, even our bus driver become a cult hero by the end of trip. From our groups first - 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.

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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