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Ursinus Hillel is the center for Jewish student activities on campus. In our cozy house with a fully-equipped kosher kitchen, we gather weekly to cook and celebrate Shabbat dinner, monthly for a Sunday Bagel Brunch, and for all the Jewish holidays. We bring speakers on a variety of topics, sponsor cultural trips to Philadelphia and New York, and learn about Jewish topics every other Thursday during lunch at Wismer. If you have a Judaism related event that you want to see happen on campus, or if you just want to learn more about the Jewish religion, Hillel is the place to be. We welcome students of all backgrounds, Jewish or otherwise.

Everyone is welcome to all events, regardless of background. For questions or to RSVP to an event, contact Rabbi Danielle,

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Food Blogger and Culinary Historian Twitty Presents ‘Slave Cook to Activist’

Michael Twitty, a culinary historian of African American Foodways and a committed Jew, will speak on “Culinary Justice and Food Sovereignty”  on Monday, February 24 at 7:00 pm in Pfahler Auditorium. Details>


Passover Seder - April 14, 2014

The annual rite of celebrating liberation and spring with storytelling, symbolic food eating, song and joy.

Contact Rabbi Danielle:

The seder will be held in Unity House at 5 pm.

Check out this great article about how we are preparing for Rosh Hashanah!

Shana Tova everyone!

We wish you a good and sweet year.

Here is a story on Ursinus Hillel, the Office of Sustainability, and the Bees at the Organic Farm!  Yes, it really does relate to Rosh Hashanah.


Since Carly Freedman graduated with a joint Environmental Studies and Biology major in December of 2010, she has been on a peripatetic farming journey that has taken her across the country and across the world. 

At Ursinus she was president of Hillel, so it’s no surprise that many of her adventures have involved creating intentional Jewish communities.  I caught up with her in Cheltenham at a Korean soup restaurant.  Here is some of what she had to say about her farming, Jewish life, and the link between the two. Read More>


Rabbi Danielle Stillman
is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College. She helps students plan and realize their visions for Hillel programming and is a resource for all things Jewish on campus. As well as being a rabbi, she has a background in Buddhism, has traveled extensively in India, Tibet, and Israel, and loves to bike and cook. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband Matt and two children, Leila and Yasmine. She would love to meet with you for tea to answer questions about Judaism, study a text, or listen to whatever is on your mind.

Read Rabbi Stillman's Rosh Hashana Sermon