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FYSH Makes First Year Memorable

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

Vanderbilt Hillel has always been a place first year Jewish students can feel at home as soon as they step foot on campus. Last year, I visited Hillel for move-in Shabbat before I even stepped foot in my dorm room. Ever since, Hillel has been a home and a community for me. That feeling is…

Hillel Food Truck Brings Kosher Food to Campus

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

  This semester the Hillel Program Board has started a fun and innovative initiative to increase Hillel’s visibility on our campus. A running event throughout the year, we use a branded golf cart as the “Hillel Food Truck.” Our student leaders set up the truck at strategic locations on campus, using music and a fun…

Israel Leadership Dinner Hosts Neil Lazarus

Monday, December 8th, 2014

With the conflict and unrest in the Middle East, Vanderbilt Hillel was fortunate enough to welcome Neil Lazarus to help students understand the Middle East and learn what it takes to be an effective advocate for Israel.  Neil Lazarus is an internationally acclaimed expert on the Middle East and above all, is one of Israel’s…

Maccabeats Come to Vanderbilt!

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Vanderbilt Hillel was honored to be able to host New York based acapella group, The Maccabeats on campus for the weekend. The weekend started off with a one of a kind Shabbat service led by the singing group and was a truly remarkable experience for all who attended. The Maccabeats then joined students for our…

Maccababes: Hillel’s New Women’s Group

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

After a brief hiatus, Vanderbilt Hillel’s Women’s Group is back on campus bigger and better than ever, and with a new name-the Maccababes! Inspired by the courage of the Maccabees and the charm of the Maccabeats, Vanderbilt Hillel’s Maccababes are here to stay. The Maccababes provides an opportunity for female Jewish students to gather together…


Friday, November 14th, 2014

Halloween this year fell on a Friday and luckily for us, we were able to turn it into a Challahween celebration! A group of students baked homemade pumpkin and regular challah that was enjoyed by all, and our Shabbat dinner was transformed in a Halloween party complete with lights, tons of Halloween decorations, pumpkin carving,…

Maccabeats Tickets

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Students: Pick up your tickets at Sarratt this week. Free with your Vanderbilt ID. Community members: Tickets can be bought from Ticketmaster at this link http://www.ticketmaster.com/MacCabeats-tickets/artist/1537131

Sukkot Celebrations

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Vanderbilt Hillel welcomed Sukkot by putting up two sukkahs on campus, one at Hillel and one at Commons. Students decorated the sukkahs with plenty of fall decorations and fulfilled the mitzvah of eating and spending time in the sukkah with our  Smoothies in the Sukkah and Pizza in the Hut events. 

High Holidays Info

Friday, September 12th, 2014

High Holidays are right around the corner! Click here for more information about registration for meals and a full calendar of events! Please return forms to Vanderbilt Hillel. Students may pay with Commodore Cash in person at Hillel. Download the High Holiday Signup form here   Wednesday September 24 Rosh Hashanah Dinner 6pm Thursday September…

Matisyahu 9/9

Friday, September 12th, 2014

The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life and Vanderbilt Hillel hosted renowned rapper and performer Matisyahu, for a day of music and discussions. We were joined by Matisyahu for a luncheon where students were given the opportunity to ask questions to the singer about his music, his career and his relationship with Judaism…