Hillel Announces Fall, 2023 Schedule!

Hillel is happy to announce our Fall, 2023 schedule. Please check back often as we have more events that we are adding, as well as updates on times and locations!

  • Friday, September 8 – Welcome Back BBQ
  • Monday, September 18 – Our Commemoration of Rosh Hashana
  • Monday, September 25 – Yom Kippur Breakfast
  • Friday, October 6 – Rowan United
  • Friday, October 13th – Paint and Sip Night
  • Friday, October 27th – Happy Halloween!!!
  • Friday, November 3rd – Mental Health Night
  • Friday, November 10th – Game Night
  • Friday, November 17th – Friendsgiving
  • Sunday, December 3 – Lox and Bagels Breakfast
  • Friday, December 8th – Chanukah Celebration

Check back for more events to be posted soon!!!!


We are currently planning out a redesign of our website for the 2023-24 year with lots of great things coming, including information on our Birthright trip next summer!!!

Please check back regularly to see what we have coming up!!

Hillel Holds Annual Rosh Hashana Celebration

Welcome Year 5783!

Rowan Hillel kicked off the Jewish New Year with some delicious food, cooked by Advisor Marc Fleischner. We spend our celebration with both new and old friends. After sharing our Jewish New Year’s Resolutions, we were joined by special guest, Raymond Wos and other members of the Rowan Student government DEI Committee.

After our introductions, we all engaged in a meaningful conversation about Rosh Hashanah and our perspectives as Jewish students of Rowan University.

Hillel Holds CBTBI Social Event

Our CBTBI Social Event was a great way to introduce Hillel Members to our local synagogue. Congregation B’nai Tikvah-Beth Israel has always been a friend of Rowan Hillel and welcomes any Rowan student with open arms. At our virtual service, Rabbi Rachel and the newly Bar Mitzvah-ed boy lead the Friday Evening services.

Before the service, Hillel Members talked about our second week of classes, shared pizza from Ciconte’s, and broke the ice with some fun games.

Rowan Hillel Kicks of the Year with our Welcome Back Shabbat!

Our Fall 2022 Welcome Back Shabbat was a great way to kick off the semester. Hillel saw a bunch of new and returning faces. Everyone bonded over Pizza from Ciconte’s outside at Memorial Circle. By the end of the event, everyone was in awe of the Harvest Moon. The bright shine was a great way to end the night, and gave everyone a glimpse of the new, bright semester ahead of us.

We are so excited to engage Rowan’s Jewish Community and have a lot in store for the rest of the semester. Thank you to everyone who came out, stay tuned for more events to come!

Welcome Back Shabbat

Welcomed back new and old friends with the semester’s first event, Welcome Back Shabbat! Event included Shabbat Blessings to begin the semester, sandwiches, and lots of smiles. Wishing everyone a successful and fun semester!

White Elephant Gift Exchange

Switched things up a bit this year and did our annual gift exchange white elephant style! There was definitely a bit of rivalry in the room, but everyone went home with something they like! Participants also painted wooden dreidels in honor of Hanukkah and engaged in canvas painting. Check out some of our talented members’ finished products! Wishing everyone the best of luck on finals – finish strong!

SJICR Holiday Kickoff Fair

Thanks to everyone who stopped by the SJICR Holiday Kickoff Fair! It was great to learn about the array of holidays celebrated throughout the month of December. Hillel presented on Hanukkah! Advisor Marc Fleischner started us off by sharing some of the holiday’s history. President Alex Herschman continued by enlightening everyone on how to light the menorah and sharing some of her family’s Hanukkah traditions. Senator Evan Grollman ended us off by explaining how to play dreidel – an all time favorite! Wishing everyone a happy 4th night of Hanukkah!

Hannukah Bash & Toy Drive

Celebrated the third night of Hanukkah with our Hillel family in partnership with Chabad! DIY dreidel painting, free giveaways, a photo booth, latke eating contest, and more were featured. The highlight of tonight’s event was lighting the candles together on the big menorah outside of the Student Center! Wishing a very Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

Campus Cleanup

Another morning spent helping our community! Today, members of Hillel volunteered to participate in Rowan’s campus cleanup. Look at all the trash we collected! We hope to take part again next year.

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