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Executive Director May Message

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The Auraria Campus Pro-Palestinian Encampment was gone. Now it’s back.

By Daniel Bennett- Hillel of Colorado Executive Director While Passover still means springtime, rebirth, and [...]

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Hillel of Colorado on the High Seas

It’s been a while since I told you about student life on our Colorado campuses [...]

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Bringing light into a dark and difficult time is exactly what Hanukkah is all about. [...]

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Colorado Hillel Students March for Israel in Washington, DC

  On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, ten Hillel students from our Colorado campuses – thanks [...]

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Supporting our Students Through Difficult Times

Hillel of Colorado joins the Jewish community here, in Israel and across the world with [...]

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CSU Hillel Week of 9/11

CSU Hillel Fall 2023 Newsletter Volume 2 Edition 4 This Friday is special. We are [...]

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Welcome to the CSU Hillel RAMily

CSU Hillel strives to be the “home away from home” for students. That is why we call ourselves the Hillel Ramily, as the mascot of our school is the Rams!

Our Hillel House is open to all who want to make it their home and connect to Jewish life in any way that fits them.

Connecting to our CSU faith communities

CSU Hillel is an integral part of the Interfaith Communities of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado: we co-sponsor and cook an annual Kosher Interfaith Feast dinner with the CSU Multifaith Partners; participate in Better Together Days by hosting students from other faiths; and welcome ALL students interested in learning about Jewish life to our weekly Shabbat dinners.

Holiday Celebrations

CSU Hillel is your one-stop shop to celebrate the many special holidays throughout the year.

Rosh Hashanah apples and honey? We got that. Hanukkah? We’ll have a Dreidel game night. Passover? We’ll put on a delicious chocolate Seder.

CSU Hillel RAM Kibbutz Urban Farm Programming

Fun fact: CSU Hillel was the first student-led organization to be certified by Hazon, the Jewish lab for sustainability. We pride ourselves on being an ecological leader with our recycling, composting and energy efficient efforts.

We not only grow vegetables, but we provide a fun life for chickens and ducks! A team of “Chicken Tenders” makes sure they have plenty of food and play time.

Interested in becoming part of this team? E-mail Adam at adam@hillelcolorado.org

Student Leadership Team

Amaury Minino

Academic Advisor

After moving to Colorado alone, away from everyone he knew, Hillel was comforting and familiar.

Josh Geisser

President/ Religious Chair

I love getting to meet a ton of amazing wonderful people.

Sofie Handwerker


Hillel is such a warm, welcoming community that I’m so glad to be a part of!

Mel Kaplan-Hartnett

Marketing and Design Director

Some things I love about Hillel are the cool people and the cozy house!

Diana Kloek

Chef/Kibbutz Intern 

I grew up in an area that had a very small Jewish population so it is so cool to see so many of us in one place!

Zoe Sernovitz

Kibbutz Intern

My favorite things about Hillel are the close-knit community and our amazing ducks and chickens.

Sophia Jaskolka-Brown

Tikkun Olam Chair

What I love most about Hillel is the community as it is very inclusive!