Frequently Asked Questions
What events does Hillel hold?
Northeastern Hillel holds a variety of social and religious events throughout the year. Everything from snowtubing to volunteer/social justice opportunities, Shabbat Across Campus, to interfaith events. We really have an extensive listing of programs for everyone who wants to become involved! Check out our calendar and pick an event. Don’t see one for you? Want to help plan the events? You can join a committee! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
How can I become involved?
Just stop by or set up a coffee meeting with the Programming Director or Executive Director. We’d love to meet you! If you’d like get more involved, try joining a committee. You can get involved through: Social Programming, Freshman Programming, Religious Programming, Holocaust Awareness, Social Action, and more! Email email@example.com and we’ll be sure to get back to you with info.
How can I be sure I hear about all of the events going on?
Join our email list and Facebook group! You’ll receive a weekly email with news about events so won’t miss out! Sign-up on the top left of the website by entering your email address. Also, ‘Like’ our Facebook page: Northeastern University Hillel.
Are events free? Who can participate?
Events are usually free– and often include free kosher food! Unless noted on the event publicity, most events are generously funded by donations and therefore are brought to you at no cost. Events are open to all interested in attending–everyone is welcome!
I am a new student. What sort of programs are there for freshmen?
Welcome to Northeastern! We know you’ll have a great time here. Our Freshmen Programming Chair creates events for freshmen all year long. If you’d like to join the freshmen programming committee and help plan these events with your peers, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We also have a Freshman Board. Come learn about leadership, meet people, and become the future of Northeastern Hillel. We’d love to see you there!
I am interested in visiting. Can I get a tour of Hillel?
Of course! Email email@example.com to schedule a tour. Let us know when you’ll be here- we’d love to show you around.
What is Shabbat at Hillel like?
Shabbat at Hillel involves Friday night services, free dinner, as well as some Saturday services or lunch and learn sessions. For Friday night we have 3 minyanim- Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox. We also have a free and delicious kosher meal cooked in-house by our work-study students. On some Saturdays we also have Shabbat programming whether for lunch or Havdalah, for example. We also have a variety of Shabbat programming including speakers for our Shabbat Around the World program, Shabbat Across Northeastern, A Cappella groups, Improv troups, and more! Shabbat at Hillel provides a great chance to hang out, talk with everyone, and relax.
What does Hillel do for Jewish Holidays?
Hillel always has religious services and programming in observance of Jewish holidays. We have High Holiday services and meals, we have events in the Sukkah all week for Sukkot, Tu B’shvat seders, Hanukkah parties, Passover seders and meals, and much more. We stay very busy with all of the holidays providing an array of options for all students.
What are the Kosher dining options?
Northeastern’s dining hall at International Village serves fresh, kosher meals during the week, with an option to order meals for Shabbat and the weekend also.
For more information about kosher dining on campus, click here. All food served at Hillel events is also kosher. Northeastern is close-by to heavily populated Jewish areas like Brookline. If you need kosher groceries or want kosher pizza or falafel, check out all of the shops on Harvard Ave. The Coolidge Corner T-stop is located on the C Green Line.
How can I travel to Israel?
Northeastern is one of few universities to have a special Birthright coordinator on-campus. Hundreds of Northeastern students have already participated in this free, ten day trip. We’d be happy to put you in touch with students who have gone and can tell you about their amazing experiences. Other trips to Israel are also available and sometimes with a scholarship. To learn more about traveling to Israel, contact Northeastern Hillel’s Israel Programs Coordinator, Ariel at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m interested in holding an event at Hillel. What requirements are there?
Great! In order to hold an event here, please fill out the request form located under the Resources section. Please submit the form and we will get back to you with the availability of the space. All events held in Hillel’s space must be in compliance with the guidelines set forth by Hillel Schusterman International Center and Northeastern University.