• Freshmen Sendoff

    Cornell Hillel invites the Class of 2019 Jewish students and parents to join us for an introduction to life on the "Hill." 

    Monday 8/10, 6:30-8:00 pm
    UJA Federation, 130 East 59th Street @ Lex

    The event will include greetings from Cornell Hillel Interim Executive Director, tailored advice in small groups, and the chance to meet other incoming students and parents, as well as Jewish upperclassmen.

    Please make sure to register and RSVP for the Freshman Send-Off event by filling out the reservation form.

    Light refreshments will be served. Kosher dietary laws observed.Cornell Hillel invites the Class of 2019 Jewish students and parents to join us for an introduction to life on the "Hill."

    Cornell Hillel invites the Class of 2019 Jewish students and parents to join us for an introduction ...

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  • Register for Freshmen Fest

    Registration for Freshmen Fest 2015 is now open at This overnight pre-orientation experience allows incoming freshmen to meet other new Jewish students and Jewish upperclassman, while challenging themselves on a ropes course, enjoying a Kosher BBQ meal, socializing around a campfire and more. Head to for more information and to register.

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  • Commencement Activities

    Mazel tov to our amazing seniors! Cornell Commencement Weekend will be May 22-24. 

    Cornell Hillel activities will include:

    - 104 West!, Cornell's Kosher dining hall, will have meals throughout the weekend, including Shavuot holiday meals. To learn more and register, please visit

    - Friday night and Saturday morning service options: for Orthodox, please contact Rabbi Chaim Finson and for egalitarian, email Rabbi Jeremy Fierstien

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  • Hal Ossman named Chief Campus Officer

    Our Executive Director Hal Ossman has being named Hillel International's first Chief Campus Offer. Hal's been the leader of Cornell Hillel since 2011 and we'll truly miss him, but are so excited to see how he'll impact Jewish campus life on an international level. Click here to read Hillel's full story on Hal's new role.

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  • Ask the Rabbis

    Introducing Ask the Rabbis...

    Wondering why bacon isn't Kosher? Curious about Judaism's view on evolution? Want to know the proper way to wear tallit or where to score the best bagels in Ithaca? Click here to ask Rabbis Scott Fox, Jeremy Fierstien and Chaim Finson ANY question. No need to leave your name.

    Like our Facebook page and check back frequently; every week, we'll post answers to new questions.

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  • Temple Beth-El Open House

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  • Apply for an 2015-2016 Internship

    To apply for the JLIC internship, email Shira or Chaim Finson.

    To apply for all other internships, click here.

    Applications are due May 7.

    Cornell Hillel interns support our vision of inspiring every Jewish Cornell student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.  Interns work approximately 8-10 hours per week during fall and spring semesters, collaborating closely with their peers and Hillel staff. In addition to gaining invaluable professional skills and forging incredible connections with other students, successful interns also receive a stipend for their work.

    Ask Big Questions: Also known as ABQ, these interns are trained in dialogue facilitation and community building. Interns facilitate at least five discussions (called Ask Big Questions conversations) throughout the academic year and work together to create campaigns and events ...

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  • Summer teen Israel trip looking for male staff

    Camp Seneca Lake, a Jewish residential summer camp located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is seeking a male staff member for our Camp Seneca Lake “CSL” in Israel program, a five-week immersive Israel experience for sixteen-year-old/ entering high school juniors.  Our 2015 trip will take place from Sunday June 28 – Sunday August 2.  The male staff member will positively participate in all aspects of the trip, completing assigned programmatic and supervision responsibilities, and support the efforts of the CSL in Israel Trip Leader to ensure a successful summer for all.   

    The CSL in Israel Program:

    CSL in Israel is a pluralistic program for Jewish teens, almost if not all of whom have spent at least one summer at Camp Seneca Lake.  Our five-week immersive ...

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  • An Evening of Comedy Featuring Judy Gold

    Judy Gold poster

    We hope to see you at our first Major Speaker Series event of the semester. For additional details, including how you can enter to win a free dinner with Judy, visit our Facebook event

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  • Celebrate Passover 2015

    Although the first few days of Pesach will occur during Spring Break this year, we look forward to celebrating together through these festivities. Follow us on Facebook for the latest updates and details. 

    With the exception of Shabbat dinner, all events are free and do not require a reservation. Shabbat dinner, as always, is just $10 (or one meal swipe) when you pre-register here. (Walk-ins also welcome, for $2 more.)

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