Hillel, the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, provides opportunities for Jewish students at more than 500 colleges and universities to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity through its global network of regional centers, campus Foundations, and Hillel student organizations. Hillel is working to provoke a renaissance of Jewish life.

Their mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals, and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment for Jewish college students where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually, and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results.

The Hendrix Hillel chapter was started in 2002 by Tyler Kenworthy and Nicole O'Neal. Hendrix Hillel is open to all students and members of the Hendrix community who are interested in learning about Judaism or participating in activities that center around Judaism.

Hillel is the Jewish Student Union designed for Jewish students and secular students interested in learning and celebrating Judaism. Twice monthly we do a spiritual Havdallah service in the Burrow, celebrating the separation of Shabbat from the rest of the week. We also do other programs, and try to celebrate as many holidays as possible! Coming up this March we will have a Purim Carnival, and we are very excited!

Havdallah is the separation of the peaceful weekly Shabbat and the stressful work week. This short ceremony consisting of 4 prayers and a constant melody, helps to relax us, and be able to carry that relaxation into the week to come. We usually combine the service with dinner and something fun such as watching a movie or playing a game. All are welcome and encouraged to come!

Officers are:

 Faculty Adviser 

Marianne Tettlebaum Ph.D


Her office is located in the Student Affairs Suite

12-13 Co-Presidents

Ryne Lawrence and Zach Saul

11-12 Co-Presidents

Avery Drongowski and Zach Saul

10-11 President

Jordana Rogers

2009-10 President
David Kolovson

2008-09 President
Sam Ginsberg

2007-08 President
Sara (Sunny) Young