About Us

Hillel at Purchase is the hub of Jewish life here at Purchase College. With committed students and dedicated staff, Hillel has grown from a small group with a handful of students to a vibrant and growing presence on campus served by three full-time professionals.

At Hillel, we strive to add value to campus programming by bringing interesting guest lecturers, offering Shabbat dinners, co-sponsoring film series, and contributing to both the campus and larger community. Our Midnight Runs provide food and clothing to homeless shelters in the New York area. All members of the Purchase community are welcome to participate in this holy work.

We seek to address all aspects of Jewish life. Hillel offers opportunities to take part in Jewish Education, Israel programs, tzedek (social justice) efforts, and Jewish prayer and festival celebrations. Each semester, we welcome a variety of Jewish bands, speakers and cultural performers.

Hillel has come to be known campus-wide for these events, including our regular Midnight Run event, where we bring food and clothing to the homeless poor of New York City, and our monthly kosher Shabbat dinners.

Hillel's lounge is located in Campus Center North (Room 0003).  We hold weekly meetings in that space, regular Shabbat evening services, social and Jewish learning programs, and we are open during weekdays for students to relax, work or just hang out.  Please stop by and visit us!

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