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Hillel at Geneseo

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.

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Students with Hillel sign

students outside Interfaith center

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.

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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.

Celebrating Hanukkah at Hillel

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

Current students can also join our GroupMe, Hillel updates spring 2020. Email HillelStudents@geneseo.edu to be added. Additionally, students can join the Geneseo Hillel Students Facebook group.

This is a great opportunity to connect with Hillel students from all over the world. Two fantastic Facebook groups to check out are:

Zoom University Hillel and Jewish Student Joyposting