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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).

Fall 2017 dates: 

September 15
November 10

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. View poster (PDF).

Celebrations and Events

Fall 2017 dates:

Sunday, August 27: Welcome Bagel Brunch at Hillel House, 11am

Wednesday, October 4  - Pizza in the Hut - Sukkot Celebration

Tuesday, December 12: Hanukkah Party, Hillel House, 5pm

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 Fall 2017. To volunteer, email Bekah at

September 11
September 25
October 16
October 30 (Challah-ween)
November 13
December 4

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.