D.J. Hein

Hillel/Chavurah (circle of friends) provides a variety of activities which vary from Chanukah and Purim parties to Jewish movie nights and Shabbat dinners. Hillel provides bothJewish students and students interested in learning about Judaism with the opportunity to become part of a community which is essential to a Jewish life on Campus. Students are able to connect both socially and spiritually with others and discuss issues that are important to the Jewish community while keeping in touch with the essentials that make up the Jewish culture.
The Hillel/Chavurah tries to spread knowledge of Judaism by encouraging all students to attend and partake in all aspects of the organization. We also conduct special activities, such as the Passover Seder, which are designed to reach out and teach the entire student body about beautiful and deeply-rooted Jewish Traditions.
The Hillel is also aware of its role in larger communities. It tries to give back to organizations which have a positive impact on Jewish life, and many students are active in the local synagogue.
Through an affiliation with Moses Montefiore Synagogue, student have access to religious services, including the High Holydays. Hillel has arranged for free transportation for Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 27, Kol Nidre on Oct 5, and Yom Kippur on Oct 6. For more information on Hillel or to be put on the mailing list, please send an e-mail to david.j.hein@lawrence.edu.