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 2016 dates:
October 24 (Family Weekend Shabbat) - Register here.
November 11 (Queer Shabbat)
Spring 2017 dates:
High Holiday Services
Celebrations and Events
Sunday, August 28: Welcome Bagel Brunch at Hillel House, 11am
Monday, October 17: Sweets in the Sukkah at 7pm (Sukkot Event)
Wednesday, October 19: Pizza in the Hut at 6pm (Sukkot Event)
Tuesday, December 13: Hanukkah Party at 7pm at Hillel House
Friday, March 3: Purim Carnival, 7pm in The Attic
Tuesday, April 11: Passover Seder, 6pm in Specialty Dining. 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.
We will be making challah dough on the following dates during Spring 2016. Email Bekah to volunteer at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.