Hillel/JSO

Hillel at Puget Sound is a place for Jewish students on campus to connect with their culture and for non-Jewish students to learn about Jewish life and customs.

Hillel hosts annual Passover Seders, Chanukah parties, and trips to local temples for High Holidays. In addition there are regular Shabbat services (at least twice a month) in Kilworth Chapel or the Student Diversity Center (SDC). For the less "religious" crowd Hillel hosts events such as Challah baking, Israeli dancing, and discussions/lectures.

The goal of Hillel, Puget Sound's Jewish Student Organization is to promote an awareness of the Jewish way of life and history by having a club open to all Puget Sound students, staff and faculty.  Hillel maintains an open forum where its members are able to teach, learn, and discuss Jewish traditions, beliefs, and current issues affecting students today.

On-Campus Activities

  • Shabbat Services
  • Shabbat Potluck
  • Sukkot
  • Chanukah Party
  • Campus-wide Passover Seder
  • Israeli Dancing
  • Challah baking

Off-Campus Activities

  • High Holy Days at Temple Beth El

Club Leadership

Club leadership for the 2011-2012 academic year is Maggie Weiler (eweiler@pugetsound.edu) President of JSO.  Erica Martin is the Affiliate Chaplain of Jewish Life at Puget Sound and is the advisor of Hillel.

Photo Gallery

Scroll through the photo gallery at the top of the page by clicking on the arrows and see all the various activities Hillel has participated in.