Colorado State University Hillel
Colorado State Hillel is a proud part of Hillel of Colorado – which also includes the University of Denver Hillel – serving students 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.
CSU Hillel was the first student-led organization to be certified sustainable by Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability, as we pride ourselves on being an ecological leader with our recycling, composting and energy efficient efforts, and our educational programs and activities. CSU Hillel also prides itself on being a part of the Interfaith Communities of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado: we co-sponsor and cook an annual Kosher Interfaith Friendsgiving dinner with the CSU Multifaith Partners; participate in Better Together Days by hosting students from other faiths; and welcome all students at our weekly Shabbat dinners. CSU Hillel students are an integral part of the planning and marketing the community-wide Holocaust Awareness Week every February. We also honor wellness and self-care by offering programming and making available space for deep spiritual and emotional connection. This October we launch weekly Self Care Sundays, an opportunity for students to participate in yoga, connect with friends – and to learn about Kabbalah, Aromatic Medicine, and other meditative practices – for optimum mental health and wellbeing.
CSU Hillel continues to encourage eligible students to participate in a free Birthright Israel Trip, this year including celebrating new year’s eve in Israel: our dates are December 30th, 2019 - January 10th, 2020.
Take advantage of opportunities to stay in touch with Hillel during school and upon graduation through our Friends of Hillel Program! Be a part of making CSU Hillel the “go to” place for an authentic Jewish home-away-from-home experience: providing students the opportunity to create an open and fun community where Jewish values enrich the lives of students during their college years and beyond.
Recent CSU Hillel Blog Posts
- Hillel of CSU – Fall 2019 Programs (8/12/2019) - (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 - Read more...
- Backpacks 4 FoCo (11/5/2018) - 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 - Read more...
- Student Spotlight: Melissa Schnee (10/2/2018) - 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 - Read more...
CSU Hillel Student Leadership Team
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.
President - Organizational Leadership Internship
Linzy Upton - Spatz
Vice President - Jewish Education Internship
Secretary - Engagement Internship
Community Outreach and Spiritual Life Internship