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A Clear Message to DU’s Administration

Dear Hillel of Colorado Friends and Supporters: In my May 10th blog, I explained that [...]

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Shabbat Message from Hillel

Click to register for Hillel’s Sunday, May 19, 2024 “Live from Campus” brunch and panel [...]

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Executive Director May Message

Much of what you’ve read lately from Hillel of Colorado concerns campus unrest, anti-Zionism, and [...]

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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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An Open Letter to Hillel of Colorado Parents, Supporters, and Interested Community Members

From Daniel W. Bennett, Hillel of Colorado Executive Director Nowhere in Hillel of Colorado’s mission [...]

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Increasing the Light this Hanukkah- Insight into being a Hillel Professional

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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Who We Are

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.

What We Do

At DU Hillel’s home-away-from-home we offer our students lots of ways to explore their Jewish identities.

From Shabbat dinners, holiday, celebrations, fun social programs, Leadership Development, and Jewish learning opportunities, Hillel is at the forefront of cultivating the next generation of Jewish Joy!

Join us every Friday night at the Merage & Allon DU Hillel Center for a musical Kabbalat Shabbat service followed by a delicious homemade dinner, and community experience. Here at Hillel, we are so lucky to have our amazing students take the lead in planning and implementing all of our programs.

Learning Opportunities

It is for good reason that the Jewish people are called – “People of the Book”.  Learning is a core value in Judaism, so at our DU Hillel we offer a class each quarter that takes Jewish learning and makes it fun!

  • This fall we will explore our Jewish identity through food in our Jewish Cooking series! Join this 4 part journey in the kitchen.
  • This winter, join our Winter Wellness Cohort – a 5 part series looking at daily Jewish ritual to inspire our own wellness practices.
  • In the spring, apply for our Kol Israel class which will explore different facets of Israel through the lens of culture.

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At the DU Hillel, we have some awesome ongoing programming. Sign up for more information!

Israel Explorers Fellowship: Israel Through Netflix

Join Hillel and Israel Emissary Itai Davinsky as we get into the depths of Israeli culture, politics, and life through the lens of films and TV shows. This program will run Mondays 6:30-8 pm October 4 – November 15. Upon completion, students will receive a $100 stipend.

Questions: reach out to Lily at lily@hillelcolorado.org or 7134715171  Interested? Sign up here! 

Birthright with DU Hillel

Want to climb mountains, float in seas, and explore your Jewish Identity? Birthright Israel is right for you!! Come with Hillel this winter break December 20-31st. Sign up NOW to secure your spot!

Green Team

Our Hillel is dedicated to being a sustainable organization. Join our Green Team to help decide and implement the strategies to do so! Be a part of the solution, sign up here.

Torah Study

Interested in learning more about the ancient text that makes us Jewish? Lets learn together! reach out to DU Director Lily Gross at lily@hillelcolorado.org or 7134715171 for more information on weekly Torah Study!

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A Word From Our Campus Director

Lily Gross

Shalom – I say this not only as a “Hello” but also as a wish for peace to you. We live in an ever-changing world of ups and downs and I am grateful to have the opportunity to help you find your way through them in the flow of college. Through learning, song, food, and of course community we at our DU Hillel explore how our ancient Jewish traditions can be applied to the modern world!

As the 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

Student Leadership Team

Ellie Shwade


Zoe Kaplan


Nina Morgenstien


Ella Magnuson

Social Engagement Intern

Anya Stuart

Freshman Engagement Intern

Rachel Padden

Freshman Engagement Intern

Ellie Fineburg

Community Chef