Hillel is the Jewish student organization at Wellesley.
Wellesley College Hillel is the dynamic, pluralistic hub for Jewish living and learning on campus. Together, we create and nurture a caring community in which anyone interested in Judaism in all of its many forms can come to connect. Regardless of background or previous Jewish experience or knowledge, all are welcome to bring their voice, their passions, and their questions and to participate fully in our community. We offer a wide variety of cultural, religious, educational, social, and social-action programs on campus, and connect throughout the year to diverse synagogues and other Jewish institutions and organizations in the Greater Boston area. Faculty, staff, and alumnae join with students for programs and holidays, which creates a thriving multi-generational Jewish community on campus.
We have a welcoming Hillel lounge in which all students are welcome to schmooze and to study, as well as a kosher kitchen with a stocked refrigerator and pantry for cooking meat or dairy-based meals and for snacking.
Each Friday during the semester, we gather for Shabbat services at 6 pm in the Multifaith Center, and for Shabbat dinner at 7 pm in the Hillel Lounge on the third floor of Billings Hall. On selected Sunday mornings throughout the year we gather for a Bagel Brunch at 10 am in the Hillel Lounge. All are welcome! For a schedule of our upcoming programs, please see Semester Events. For any questions, please contact Tiffany Steinwert, Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 781-283-2656.
Rabbi Audrey Marcus Berkman has left to become the associate rabbi at a thriving synagogue in the greater Boston area. This is a wonderful opportunity and we wish Rabbi Berkman all the best. An interim plan for the leadership and staffing of Wellesley Hillel is being finalized and will be posted here in the weeks to come.