University of Denver Hillel

Who we are…

University of Denver Hillel 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.


Our location

Merage & Allon Hillel Center
2390 S. Race St.
Denver, CO 80210

Contact Us


(303) 777‑2773 x223

Upcoming Events


Welcome Week Progressive Shabbat

September 9, 2016 @ 6 p.m. outside at Nagel Patio

Co-Sponsored by DU Hillel and Chabad

Pioneer Carnival

September 10, 2016 at the Ritchie Center 

Stop by our booth for some Hillel Giveaways!

Welcome Back Sha-Bar-Ba-Que

September 13, 2015 @ 6 p.m. at Hillel

Join us for a delicious barbecue, reunion with your Hillel friends, and meet our new students!



High Holidays 2016

The University of Denver offers Religious Accommodations to students who attend services, therefore students who are unable to attend class due to a religious reason will not be penalized for their absence. Please note that in addition to the programming provided on campus, Hillel and Chabad provide tickets to local synagogues and help to coordinate rides or accommodations for students who want to attend services. Email Jamie Skog at jamie@hillelcolorado.org for more information.

Erev Rosh HaShanah Service and Oneg

October 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm at Driscoll Gallery

Hillel in the Hills 

October 3, 2016 @ 9:15 am

Join us for a hike to bring in the new year.

Chabad’s Tashlich

October 3rd, 2016 @ 5 p.m. at Washington Park

Rosh HaShanah Meal 

October 3rd @ 6 pm at Hillel

Register by 9/30/16 for a free meal, late registration costs $15

RSVP here for the DU Rosh Hashana Meal.

Erev Yom Kippur Meal and Kol Nidre 

October 11, 2016 @ 6pm at Hillel

Break the Fast Dinner 

October 12, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m. at Hillel

RSVP here for the DU Break The Fast Meal.

Services Information for 

First Day Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur:

In order to meet the Jewish needs of a diverse student body, Hillel coordinates rides and tickets to a variety of service options for both Rosh HaShanah & Yom Kippur. Please bring your student ID to ensure you are able to get a ticket. Please meet at Hillel at the times indicated to coordinate a communal ride to each services:

Early Reform service at Temple Sinai

8:15 am for the 8:30 am service

Mid-Day Reform service at Temple Emanuel

10:45 am for the 11:15 service

Conservative service at Hebrew Educational Alliance

9:45 to make 10:15 Torah service

Orthodox service at BMH-BJ

 Please contact Rabbi Serebryanski @ rabbi@du.edu

Rosh Hashana Dinner at DU

Recent Photos

Hillel DU Student Leadership Team

Hillel, like any organization, thrives on its leadership.  The people who take on leadership positions will influence the direction the organization will take in the coming year.   A leader by definition is someone who advises, guides, and inspires others; all of which are true in this case.  But we go beyond that.  The leaders of Hillel devote themselves to the success of the organization and serve as ambassadors of the organization on campus.

While there is a great deal of responsibility involved in serving on the Hillel Board, the benefits are incalculable.  You can ask any former board member; it is an experience that will remain with you throughout life.  Our leadership team has made friendships that will last well beyond the college years and many of the lessons you will learn and skills you will develop will apply not only in Hillel but also in your future professional lives.


Paul Sherman, Sonya Raab, & Sami Hyman

Board Members

Hannah Fox, Gracie Glaser, Norah Herzog, Sasha Kahn, Jena Moch, Danielle Nebel, Aliyah Price, Isabel Reiches, Sophie Smith, Lizzy Wallis & Jane Zunnamon

Fall 2016 Interns

(Now seeking a Fall Engagement Intern)

Birthright Interns

Hannah Fine & Sabrina Yagman

Hillel Chef

Matthew Useda

FYSH (First Year Student of Hillel) Program

This year we are offering the First Year Student of Hillel (FYSH) an opportunity to create community, connect with upper classmen, develop leadership skills and learn more about and make a difference at Hillel. 

Freshman year is filled with new experiences ranging from Greek Life and student clubs to Living Learning Communities, making new friends, exploring Denver and spending time up in the mountains.   We want to make sure the Hillel can be that “Home Away from Home” that helps you connect to the larger campus while giving you a place and community in which you feel comfortable.

Click here to apply for DU’s FYSH program!