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Northeastern Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish students at Northeastern University so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

We provide a welcoming, pluralistic Jewish community on campus that supports students in their transition to, and throughout, their university experience. We co-create action opportunities with students to explore and live their values, both on and off-campus. We offer Northeastern students opportunities to develop a meaningful relationship with Israel, including opportunities to study, volunteer, Co-op, and tour in Israel.


Audience(s): Student Life

Efforts


Signature Programs
  • Good Deeds Day: NU Hillel participates in international Good Deeds Day each spring, with NU students participating in community service at several volunteer sites.
  • Meaningful Shabbat Programming: Avi Interfaith Shabbat & International Shabbat, Veterans Shabbat, and others.
  • NU Hillel co-hosts a Jews Cruise Charitable Fundraiser with AEPi. Tens of thousands of dollars have been raised for organizations such as Gift of Life.
    In April, NU Hillel co-hosted with the Catholic Center an interfaith Passover Seder dinner in Matthews Arena.
  • World of Jewish Programming: Learn about Jews and Jewish practices from all over the world through a series of programs. Recent ones have included interactive presentations about Ethiopian Jewry, European Jewry and Jewish life in Israel.
Immersive Experiences
  • NU Hillel welcomes new Jewish students to school with our first-year orientation program called “FreshFest.”
  • NU Hillel takes more than 100 NU students on a free 10 day trip to Israel every year through Taglit Birthright Israel.
  • NU Hillel took 25 NU Jewish and non-Jewish students on an interfaith Spring Break trip to Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
  • Dozens of NU students participate in a 10-week internship in Israel through Onward Israel and a 4+ month internship in Israel through MASA.
  • Dozens of NU students are sent to conferences throughout the year.