Question: What is Hillel?

Hillel at Rowan University provides Jewish students the opportunity to enhance their religious, cultural and social lives.

Question: What services does Hillel provide for it’s members?

Hillel provides students the opportunity to meet their Jewish peers on campus, give back to the community and develop leadership skills. Hillel hosts a monthly Shabbat dinner, weekly social events, and a monthly service project. To view our Calendar of events, click here: http://www.rowanhillel.org/?page_id=155

Question: What are Hillel’s Community Service Projects?

Hillel is very active in both the Rowan University and greater Glassboro community. Hillel volunteers for a local social group for teens and tweens with special needs, Fantastic Friends. In addition, we raise funds to support the Rowan University Holocaust and Genocide Center. In Spring 2017, we will be launching a Rowan University Challah for Hunger chapter in conjunction with Temple Emanuel in Cherry Hill, NJ. Challah for Hunger is a national program where students bake and sell Challah with the proceeds going to support the hungry. Every year, Rowan Hillel donates a Thanksgiving meal to a family in need and conducts a food drive for our local Kosher food kitchen. 

Question: Is Rowan University Hillel affiliated with Hillel International?

Yes. Rowan University Hillel is a branch of Hillel International.

Question: Can anyone join Hillel?

Yes! Although Rowan University Hillel is based in the Jewish faith, we welcome all students of every religious background and affiliation to join.

Question: Does Rowan University Hillel offer a Birthright Trip?

Yes! Rowan University Hillel participated in its first Birthright trip in January 2016. For more information about our upcoming trips, visit: http://www.rowanhillel.org/?page_id=39

Question: What does the word “Hillel” mean?

“Hillel” means “praise” in Hebrew.

 More Questions? Contact hillel@rowan.edu