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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.

Spring 2016 dates: 

February 19
March 24 (Green Shabbat)
April 15 (Get Acquainted Day)

Fall 2015 Dates: 

Friday, October 2
Friday, October 23 (Parents Weekend)
Friday, November 13 (Queer Shabbat)

High Holiday Services

2015 Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur Services will be led by Reform rabbinical student, Evan Sheinhait, in conjunction with students volunteers. View poster (PDF).

Celebrations and Events

Spring Dates:

Saturday, February 6: Bagel Brunch at 11:30am at Hillel House

Saturday, March 19: Purim Carnival in the Attic

Monday, April 25: Passover Seder in Specialty Dining. REGISTER NOW

Fall Dates:

Wednesday, August 26: Parent Welcome at Hillel House

Sunday, August 30: Welcome Bagel Brunch at Hillel House, 11am

Wednesday, Sept 30: Pizza in the Hut (Sukkot Event)

Sunday, Oct 4: S'mores in the Sukkah (Sukkot Event)

December 4: Trip to the Aquarium with Casa de la Cultura

December 6: Hanukkah Brunch. 10:30am at Hillel House

Bi-weekly Interfaith Dialogue:

A lively and honest bi-weekly discussion on the intersection of faith and social issues.

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!

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.


 Follow Hillel and Challah for Hunger at Gettysburg on Facebook

Contact Hillel:

Kim Davidson

Student Co-Presidents
Rebecca Borovsky '16

Marli Horwitz '16

Board Members
Alyssa Weker '17

Board Member
Micaela Edelson '17

Sarah Good '18

Kelli Rubin '18

Additional Links