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. Make sure to check out our calendar for upcoming programs.
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 News
- A New Year’s Message from our DU Hillel Student Board President
- A New Year’s Message from our CSU Hillel Student Board President
- ASCSU passes resolution, bill in support of Jewish community
- Staff Leadership Updates for the 2019-20 School Year
- Hillel of DU – Fall 2019 Programs
- Hillel of CSU – Fall 2019 Programs
- Backpacks 4 FoCo
- Student Spotlight: Melissa Schnee
- Student Spotlight: Linzy Upton-Spatz
- Danielle Nebel • DU Class of 2019
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