Hillel at Geneseo is a place where Jewish students can find their home away from home. Hillel is committed to providing a pluralistic, egalitarian, and inclusive community for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially.
Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning; to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.
Who We Are
Our Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
Our Vision: We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Hillel @ Home
An Online Home for Jewish College Students
Discover Hillel at Home, Hillel's virtual community for all college students. Hillel has virtual meet-ups and online gatherings that bring you together with Jewish and Jew-ish students from around the world in real-time!
Hillel on Twitter
What We Do
- Weekly student-led Shabbat services, followed by dinner.
- Opportunity to join area colleges for High Holidays.
- Traditional, as well as social justice focused Passover seders.
- Student leadership opportunities.
- Collaboration with academic departments.
- Israel political and cultural education programs.
- Interfaith and intercultural collaborations.
- Cultural and religious celebrations of major and minor holidays.
What Students Say About Hillel
"Walking into Hillel makes me feel so excited! Everyone there is so friendly and welcoming and I met multiple new friends there."
— Sam Harris, Class of 2022
"Hillel is a home to me. Every time we’re together cooking, singing, praying, and laughing I feel connected to my Jewish identity."
— Evan Panzer, Class of 2022
"I always look forward to walking into Hillel every week because it is the perfect way to cool down after a long, stressful week. I get to observe Shabbat surrounded by other incredible students and it is such a relaxed, comfortable setting where, for the time being, I can concentrate on my religion and culture rather than on academics. It is a perfect setting for me."
— Leila Sassouni, Class of 2022
"Walking into Hillel makes me feel like I'm home. Everyone cares about each other and is there to support you without judgement."
— Claire Shroder, Class of 2023
Connect with Hillel
The best way to know what's going on with SUNY Geneseo Hillel is to follow us on Instagram and Facebook. We're @geneseohillel
This is a great opportunity to connect with Hillel students from all over the world. Two fantastic Facebook groups to check out are: