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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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DU Hillel Happenings Week 10

ALMOST THERE!!!!!! 5/22/23 Week 10 Spring Quarter! ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!! YOUGOTTHIS!!!!! PRIDE SHABBAT Shabbat ShaBI-BYE-BYE!!!!!! [...]

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Press Statement on Comments by Nader Hashemi, August 25, 2022

Press Statement on Comments by Nader Hashemi, August 25, 2022 Contact: Daniel W. Bennett daniel@hillelcolorado.org, [...]

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Welcome Back To Campus!

WELCOME BACK TO CAMPUS School is starting back up and Hillel of Colorado is excited [...]

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Successful “Live From Campus”!

“Live From Campus” Events  a new cross-campus/community Hillel of Colorado ongoing series tough topics that [...]

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Tid Bits O Torah : Episode 9

This week we will be reading not one, but TWO portions of our torah!    [...]

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Tid Bits O Torah Episode 8

This week we get a Tid Bit O MEGILLAH for Purim!! Tid Bit O Torah [...]

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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 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.

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 Hillel we offer learning groups on engaging topics such as:

  • Israel: its beauty and challenges;  sign up for Israel Explorers Fellowship or come to Israel with DU
  • 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

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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


Jack Fingeroot

Jewish Life

Ella Magnuson

Social Engagement Intern

Anya Stuart

Freshman Engagement Intern

Rachel Padden

Freshman Engagement Intern

Ellie Fineburg

Community Chef