Hillel at Gettysburg College is a home-away-from-home for Jewish students. Hillel serves spiritual, cultural, and social needs for Jewish students and also introduces the campus to Jewish life. The group strives to build a close-knit community among Jewish college students while reaching out to the non-Jewish college community.
Hillel at Gettysburg College provides a variety of programs and services including:
A residential facility and common space for Jewish activities.
Monthly Shabbat Dinner and Service:
A monthly Shabbat service and dinner is held at 135 N. Washington St. Fall 2014 dates are: Sept 12, Oct 24, Nov 21 & Dec 12.
High Holiday Services
Major Celebrations and Events
Wednesday, August 27: Parent Welcome at Hillel House
Sunday, August 31: Welcome Bagel Brunch at Hillel House, 11am
October 9: "S'mores in the Sukkah" for Sukkot
October 14: iBelieve (interfaith dialogue) in the Sukkah
October 15: "Pizza in the Hut" for Sukkot
Wednesday, November 5: Salt of the Earth, PuppetCinema performance
Wednesday, December 17: Latke Study Break, Hanukkah
Friday, February 27: Purim Carnival in Attic
Monday, April 6: Passover Seder
Bi-weekly Interfaith Dialogue:
A lively and honest bi-weekly discussion on the intersection of faith and social issues.
Adamah: Food Justice in Philadelphia
Hillel connects with the Center for Public Service to sponsor an Immersion Project, Adamah: Food Justice in Philadelphia. Supported by a generous gift from Dr. Michael ’61 and Lynn Reichgott, the Immersion Project enables participants to explore the intersection of Judaism and food justice issues by engaging with organic farming, Jewish tradition, educational workshops and community building.
Local Places of Worship:
Adams County Jewish Community
On-campus Shabbat Services in Glatfelter Lodge.
Temple Beth Shalom
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
913 Allendale Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA
Congregation Sons of Israel
209 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
Worship Spaces on Campus:
The Hillel House is located at 135 N. Washington Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Gettysburg Hillel uses many places on campus for religious observance. Shabbat services can be held at Glatfelter Lodge. Tashlich can take place at the lake. Gettysburg Hillel builds a Sukkah on campus grounds.
Ben Litwin '15
Vice President (Spring Semester)
Rebecca Borovsky '16
Vice President (Fall Semester)
Marli Horwitz '16
Alyssa Weker '17
Micaela Edelson '17
- Religious Studies Department: Judaic Studies Events and Jewish Life
- Learn more about Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life