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Jewish Life at Gettysburg College

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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 Hillel House (Lamp Post, corner of Stevens and Carlisle Streets).

Spring 2018 dates: 

February 9
March 23
April 20

High Holiday Services

2017 Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services will be led by Reform rabbinical student, Josh Greenberg '16, in conjunction with students volunteers.

Celebrations and Events

Spring 2018 dates:

Sunday, January 28: Bagel Brunch at Hillel House, 11am

Friday, February 23: Purim Carnival in the Attic

Tuesday, March 20: Trip to York College to see Assi Azar, Israeli television star and gay rights activist

Tuesday, April 3: Passover Seder in CUB Ballroom. Register to attend!

Challah for Hunger: Community Action 

In partnership with Campus Kitchen at Gettysburg College and SCCAP's Work-Ready program, we are baking and selling Challah to raise awareness and money for anti-hunger initiatives. 

Order your Challah here!

We will be making challah dough on the following dates during Spring 2018. To volunteer, email Samantha at

Feb 6
Feb 20 – Hamantaschen
March 6
March 27
April 17
May 1

Local Places of Worship

Adams County Jewish Community Minyan 
Fourth Saturday of each month.
227 West High Street, Gettysburg.
Services start at 10am with potluck to follow.

Temple Beth Shalom
Jewish Reconstructionist Congregation
913 Allendale Rd. Mechanicsburg, PA
(717) 697-2662

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

Worship Spaces on Campus

The Hillel House is located on the corner of Carlisle and Stevens Streets in Gettysburg. 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.