Alumni Spotlight

Lizzy Wallis

Meet Lizzy Wallis, a DU Hillel Alumni Class of 2017! Her time at Hillel connected her with a community she is still a part of and inspired her to find the eco-justice centric Judaism she practices today. In fact Hillel was such an integral part of her DU experience, after graduation she went on to work at University of Wisconsin Hillel as a Social Justice Fellow and then Director of Engagement to cultivate community, help students along their Jewish journey, and see how Judaism can be in so many of the day to day things we are passionate about. After 3 years of this amazing work, she moved back to Denver to work as a case manager for people living with HIV at Colorado Health Network. As she continues to explore what Judaism means to her, she looks back at her first program she led – a dine and discuss group around Jewish sustainability – and is grateful for all the ways Hillel taught her to be a leader.

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Still In Denver?

Did you stay in Denver post-graduation? Are you looking for meaningful ways to connect to Judaism? Here are a list of resources to connect you to your roots! You can also grab coffee with our DU Director – Lily Gross – to chat more about these opportunities!

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Sponsor A Shabbat

Did Hillel shape your experience at The University of Denver? If so, please consider donating to help support programs, learning, and the Jewish journey of current and future students! Let’s work together to set up the next generation for success! Any amount helps us put on programs – like the Shabbats that you might have attended!

Hillel’s Friday evening Shabbat program is one of our most attended and most important.  At the end of a long week we are there to provide opportunities to engage, explore and celebrate Shabbat together as a campus family: from optional student-led services to themed learning, and always 100% free for all gourmet kosher dinner!  Shabbat is Judaism’s most important holiday, coming every week worldwide and on campus, and is Hillel’s strongest, most attended student program – offering a sense of community, tradition and an outlet for interactive exploration of Jewish practice across a diverse, vibrant spectrum.

Please consider sponsoring a Shabbat for one of our campuses. Help us provide food, programming and camaraderie for the 50-100 students who attend each week!  You can fully fund a DU Hillel or CSU Hillel Shabbat for $900 each, or $1800 puts your family name on a Shabbat at both Hillel Houses!

How it works: Click on TO SPONSOR A SHABBAT and make your donation of $900 for one campus or $1800 for a Shabbat week at both campuses; we will contact you immediately to thank you and discuss details, OR contact any of us and we will help you choose the perfect week, the perfect sponsorship name, or connect you with one of our themes or topics that this right for your family’s sponsored Shabbat.

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