Oregon Hillel is proud to serve as a pluralistic Jewish home away from home to students from a wide variety of backgrounds. Jewish life on campus is expressed through many venues and students are encouraged to explore and express their Jewish identity in whatever way they are comfortable. Whether you are just beginning your Jewish journey or well on your way, you’ll always feel welcome at Oregon Hillel. For more specific program information, please visit our program and calendar pages.
Cultural Jewish Life
Jewish life isn’t just about coming to services or celebrating holidays. Oregon Hillel encourages students to think about ways in which they live Jewishly and we are committed to teaching students about the value of tikkun olam (repairing the world). While we have a growing student board we have also developed several committees and opportunities where students are empowered to create programs and initiatives that impact their Jewish community. Opportunities range from Tzedek to baking fresh challah weekly or through the national Challah for Hunger program, which bakes twice per term and raises funds for Food for Lane County and American Jewish World Service! Our philosophy is, if you want to see a program that we are not offering, then we are here to help you make that happen!
Religious Jewish Life
Hillel holds Shabbat services and FREE Shabbat dinner weekly at 6 pm. Stop by to meet new and old friends and enjoy appetizers, services, and a delicious Kosher Shabbat dinner! Services are student-led and no reservations or dress code required, it’s a great way to start your weekend! Female students are invited to Rosh Chodesh activities to celebrate the new month and bond over Jewish history. We also hold High Holy Day services, Purim parties, Passover seders and meal plan, and Sukkot parties.