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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:

Hillel House:

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

2014 Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services will be led by Reform rabbinical student, Andrue Kahn, in conjunction with students volunteers. View poster (PDF).

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. RSVP to attend.

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
(717) 697-2662

Congregation Sons of Israel
209 East King Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
(717) 264-2915

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.


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Contact Hillel:

Kim Davidson

Student President
Ben Litwin '15

Vice President (Spring Semester)
Rebecca Borovsky '16

Vice President (Fall Semester)
Marli Horwitz '16

Board Member
Alyssa Weker '17

Board Member
Micaela Edelson '17

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