Hillel hosts Friday night services every week at 5 pm, followed by dinner at 6 pm. Our Religion and Culture team works very hard to plan our services, which are a combination of traditional reform and conservative. Everyone is encouraged to practice in the manner that best suits their beliefs and everyone is welcome to participate! A few times a semester, Hillel also hosts a Havdalah Service. Hillel is a safe space on campus for all Jewish students to practice the way they would like.
Hillel holds dinners for Erev Rosh Hashanah and Erev Yom Kippur, so all students can celebrate the high holidays together! We also provide transportation to both the Reform and Conservative temples in Easton, as well as a conservative temple in Bethlehem throughout the duration of each holiday.
In addition to our weekly Sabbath services, we observe every major Jewish holiday throughout the school year. We light candles each night of Hanukkah (and make latkes and watch a Hanukkah movie while we’re at it!), build and decorate a Sukkah outside of the Hillel house complete with a lulav and etrog, make mishloach manot for Purim, and so much more!
Every spring semester, we host an interfaith seder for the first night of Passover. It is a traditional Passover seder where all students and faculty are welcome to come and participate. A smaller, second night seder is hosted at the Hillel house. Throughout the duration of Passover, kosher for Passover food will be available at Upper Farinon.