What is Hillel International?
As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel International builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. Students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives. Tufts Hillel is an independent organization that is an affiliate agency of Hillel International.
What events does Hillel hold?
Northeastern Hillel holds a variety of social and religious events throughout the year. Everything from snow tubing to volunteer/social justice opportunities, Shabbat dinners, and interfaith events. We really have an extensive listing of programs for everyone who wants to become involved! Check out our facebook page and pick an event. Don’t see one for you? Want to help plan the events? You can join a committee! Email us for more information.
How can I become involved?
Just stop by or set up a coffee meeting with Sophie (the Israel Programs Coordinator) or Ethan (our Springboard Innovation Fellow) 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, Social Action, and more!
How can I be sure I hear about all the events going on?
Join our email list and Facebook! You’ll receive a monthly email with news about events and won’t miss out!
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!
What sort of programs are there for freshmen?
Welcome to Northeastern! We know you’ll have a great time here. First Year Students at Hillel creates events for freshmen all year long. If you’d like to join FYSH and help plan these events with your peers, let us know. Learn about student leadership, meet your peers, and become the future of Northeastern Hillel. We’d love to see you!
I am interested in visiting. Can I get a tour of Hillel?
Of course! Email our staff 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 usually have a traditional egalitarian service. 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. 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 for Sukkot, Tu B’shvat and Passover seders, Hanukkah parties, and much, much more. We stay very busy with all of the holidays providing an array of options for all of our students.
What are the Kosher dining options?
Northeastern’s dining hall at Stetson East and International Village serves fresh, kosher meals during the week, with an option to order meals for Shabbat and the weekend also.
- Between Friday at 2 PM and Sunday at 11 AM, the Kosher Dining section at International Village Dining Hall is closed
- Kosher boxed meals are available
- Can fill out this form for selection of meals (If you fill it out and send it back to me I can deliver it to the dining hall): http://www.nudining.com/sites/default/files/international_shabbat_meal_options.pdf
- Or can just pick up meal from IV dining hall on Shabbat – there will be a selection available
- Usual cost for lunch at dining hall: $12.50
- Usual cost for dinner at dining hall: $16.75
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, Sophie.
I’m interested in holding an event at Hillel. What requirements are there?
Great! In order to hold an event here, please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.