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Students having fun with lasagna noodles after dinner

Meet the community in our own kosher kitchen!

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DIY Judaism!

We take our celebrations seriously, and we love to get creative! 

 

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Collaboration and Connection

We relish opportunities to work with other student groups and to support the work of creating community all over campus

 

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We celebrate and affirm the experiences and identities of LGBTQIA identified students

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Our Mission

Swarthmore Hillel, as defined by its student board, is a religious, social, and cultural organization that serves the Swarthmore Jewish community and the campus as a whole.

Welcome

Jewish life at Swarthmore is both vibrant and diverse and offers all Jews the opportunity to engage with their tradition in a meaningful way. The community is warm and welcoming and open to students from all varieties of Jewish backgrounds. The community strives to create religious, social justice, cultural, musical, intellectual, and social avenues through which Jewish students are able to connect with their Judaism and come together in community.

Swat Hillel serves as a platform to foster, encourage, and support any Jewish activity on campus. Student groups affiliated with Swat Hillel offer a wide variety of events on campus including weekly Shabbat services and student-cooked dinners, community service opportunities, Jewish holiday programming, discussion groups and classes on Jewish tradition.

We invite anyone interested in Jewish life at Swarthmore to visit programs sponsored by Swat Hillel and get a real taste of the vibrant Jewish community. To learn more, to organize a group or activity through Swat Hillel, or to inquire about acquiring Hillel funding, feel free to contact Rabbi Kelilah Miler, the Jewish Student Advisor at Swarthmore.