Avi Shabbat

Avi Shaffer was an American teenager whose life probably looked a lot like yours. He went to NFTY, participated in his local Jewish community, and was very close with his family. At the age of 18, Avi and his brother left behind everything they have known to go to Israel and join the Israeli Defense […]

Staff Leadership Updates for the 2019-20 School Year

In the next weeks about 2,000 Jewish students return to Hillel of Colorado’s metro-Denver and northern Colorado campuses.  We stand ready to assure every one of them can access Jewish culture, religion, learning and socialization through Hillel’s home-away-from-home and our weekly Shabbat dinners, social justice programs, Israel engagement and Birthright Israel experiences and leadership development opportunities. New Staff at […]

Hillel of DU – Fall 2019 Programs

(All programs at the DU Hillel House, the Merage & Allon Hillel Center, unless otherwise noted.) 09/02 – 09/06/2019 – DU Orientation Week Friday, 09/06/2019 @6:30pm – Orientation Week Shabbat/Joint Shabbat with Chabad Friday, 09/06/2019 @8pm – DU Hillel table at Involvement Fair (formerly the Pioneer Fair) Monday, 09/09/2019 – Fall classes start Friday, 09/13/2019 […]

Hillel of CSU – Fall 2019 Programs

(All programs at the CSU Hillel House, the Merage Hillel House, unless otherwise noted.) Monday 8/26/19 – Fall Classes begin Friday, 8/30/2019 @6:30pm – Shabbat Dinner Sunday, 9/01/2019 @2-4 pm – JEWnity BBQ Wednesday-Thursday, 9/4-5/2019 @TBD – Involvement Fair Friday, 9/06/2019 @6pm – JEWnity Shabbat at Chabad Friday, 9/13/2019 @6:30pm – Shabbat Dinner Friday, 9/20/2019 […]

Backpacks 4 FoCo

Backpacks for FOCO is a project that was started here at Hillel last year. It is a project dedicated to collecting Backpacks, camping goods, clothes, jackets, sweaters, blankets, personal hygiene items, feminine hygiene products and truly anything that could help a homeless person or family on the street. This project is geared toward letting people […]

Student Spotlight: Melissa Schnee

Meet Melissa Schnee, a graduate student majoring in social work at CSU and member of the Hillel Leadership Team. Melissa joined Hillel in order to meet new people with similar values. Her favorite Hillel events are Shabbat dinners, because they are as welcoming as they are delicious. But one particular moment stands out: “My very […]