Staying Connected Through Covid
DU Hillel is still providing opportunities for students to safely learn, connect, and celebrate Judaism with programs like weekly Shabbox pick ups, quarterly classes like Israel Through Netflix and Winter Wellness, our weekly Tid Bits O Torah, and more!
Denver University Hillel is a proud part of Hillel of Colorado – which also includes the Colorado State Hillel – serving students with traditional programming such as Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, social justice initiatives, and religious and social programs; leadership programs to train the Jewish leaders of tomorrow, and Israel programs including Birthright Israel travel opportunities and Israel education, dialogue, and advocacy programs.
At DU Hillel’s home-away-from-home we offer our students lots of ways to engage Jewishly.
From Shabbat dinners, holiday, celebrations, Social Justice programs; and Leadership Development opportunities were always cultivating our community!
Join us every Friday night at the Merage & Allon DU Hillel Center (and virtually during COVID-19) for a short, student-led Kabbalat Shabbat service, dinner, and community experience: our amazing students take the lead in planning and implementing all of our programs.
Together with our student leaders, we are now working on programs that are creative, fun and safe during the time of COVID-19. Stay tuned for updates on our website calendar and social media.
It is for good reason that the Jewish people are called – “People of the Book”. Learning is a core value in Judaism, so at Hillel we offer learning groups on engaging topics such as:
- Israel: its beauty and challenges;
- Judaism: Dilemmas and questions coming up while connecting our modern life with ancient wisdom;
- check out our weekly Tid Bits of Torah to learn the parshat of the week from our Director
- Tikun Olam and personal wellness: Using Jewish law and custom to care for ourselves and our surroundings.
- Be a part of our Winter Wellness Cohort
- Join our Green Team to engage in learning and action around eco-Judaism
Join us for our next program!
Our core student-led staff-supported programming is built on traditional Jewish practices such as Kabbalat Shabbat, Friday evening dinner, holiday celebrations, Jewish learning, social justice initiatives, and religious and social programs.All Events
Welcome Back Shabbat!
January 15, 2021
First Winter Wellness
January 27, 2021
Tu B'shevat Shabbat
January 29, 2021
A Word From Our Campus Director
Shalom – I say this not only as a “Hello” but also as a wish for peace to you. Though right now life may seem like the choppy waters of the sea, we at Hillel offer our students moments of shalom. Through Jewish centered programming, we offer students ways to connect, learn, and grow through this pandemic. Staying safe by following the protocols put out by the City of Denver, the University of Denver, and the guidelines of the CDC is a priority as we continue to empower our students.
As the new Director of Jewish Student Life, I am excited to embark on the journey of Jewish Exploration with the University of Denver Hillel student body. I look forward to getting to know you, so please reach out! I am only an email, phone call, or text message away to share a “shalom”.Contact Me
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Today’s Student Spotlight: Aaron Butwinick
This month’s student spotlight is Aaron Butwinick! He is currently 20 years old and is a junior at the University of Denver. Originally from Minnesota, he loves living in Denver, Colorado and hopes to continue to always live somewhere beautiful. He majors in Media Studies with minors in Film Production and Theater at DU which he hopes will lead to a career entertaining people through film making.
Aaron found Hillel his freshman year with a few friends and over the years at DU his relationship with Judaism and the community has blossomed! He went on Birthright with Israel last winter which solidified his appreciation forJudaism and deepened his relationship with Hillel. Hillel has been a place that he has felt comfortable to be whatever kind of Jewish he wants to be while also exploring the meaning of what it means to be Jewish. Besides loving the free meals, snacks, and places to work, he appreciates the community and people that Hillel has brought into his life.
When Aaron is not studying, filming, or at Hillel, you can find him around campus giving tours to prospective students or at Snarfs serving up delicious sandwiches! Aaron has been an incredible part of our community, and has helped put together some incredible promotional videos for Hillel. Watch out world, Aaron Butwinickis in the spotlight and is on the path for great things!Read More
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