• We're hiring: full-time Office Coordinator

    Cornell Hillel seeks a full-time Office Coordinator.  This position reports to the Executive Director, and is based on Cornell’s Ithaca campus in Anabel Taylor Hall.


    Click here to read the job description and to apply.

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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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  • Hillel at Cornell Reunion

    Friday, June 5 at Anabel Taylor Hall

    Wine and Cheese Reception, 4:30-6:00pm - Join us during the Cornell University reunion, to see how Jewish life has grown at Cornell—from “Shabbat across Cornell” to opportunities to travel to Israel and India. All are welcome to connect with friends and meet the Cornell Hillel staff.

    Egalitarian Shabbat Services, 6:00-7:00pm - Everyone is welcome for Egalitarian Shabbat services. The Center for Jewish Living will hold Orthodox services on Friday night and Saturday morning. Shabbat dinner will be held at 104 West! Reservations can be made at 

    Visit to learn more about our activities and other happenings during the 2015 Cornell Reunion.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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