May 2020 Updates
Updated: May 2020
In these challenging times Hillel of Colorado is social closer-ing through creative online together-ing to keep our 2,000+ students grounded in the Jewish values they need now. More than ever. Our students count on us during these difficult days!
The health and safety of our students is always our top priority – and never more so than during these days of Covid19. Hillel staff, student leaders and students continue to shelter at home. Our online programming – though modified – is robust for students still in town and those who have returned to their families’ homes.
Welcome to Hillel of Colorado
Hillel of Colorado, one of over 500 North American affiliates of Hillel International, is the Jewish home-away-from-home for over 1,000 Jewish students at the University of Denver and at Colorado State University in Ft. Collins – with outreach to students at a dozen other colleges in metro-Denver and northern Colorado.
Founded in the early 1950’s, Hillel of Colorado provides students with a safe place to learn, socialize, celebrate, act, hone their Jewish values, travel to Israel – and develop the all-important skills and contacts to enable them to become tomorrow’s community leaders.
Independent Hillels serve students at Colorado College in Colorado Springs and – since July 2018 when Hillel of Colorado empowered the Boulder community and CU Boulder alumni to form a new entity to better serve its large number of Jewish students – at the University of Colorado in Boulder.
Hillel is always ready to welcome students to their Home-Away-from-Home in Denver or Ft. Collins!
Student-run and staff supported activities – from weekly Shabbat dinners to social justice trips to assist disaster victims – connect Jewish students with mentors, with Jewish tradition and with each other as they navigate the often-rocky transition from the Jewish world of childhood to that of Jewish adulthood.
Hillel of Colorado is:
Traditional Programming such as Shabbat dinners, community learning, holiday celebrations and commemorations, social programs, and social justice initiatives – and of course, that home-away-from-home students crave!
Leadership Development Programming that train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow, connect students to the Colorado Jewish community, offer community internships, mentorships, and 1–1 connections – and provide avenues to enhance students’ professional skills they will need for life beyond college.
Israel Programming offers students an opportunity to join us on a Hillel-sponsored-and-run Birthright Israel trip, with pre- and post-trip programming. Cultural programs and political discussions, speakers – and access to enhanced travel and study opportunities in Israel post-college – abound.