Undergraduate life

How does Hillel work?

The majority of our undergraduate programming is coordinated by our six Programming Committees: Communications, Community Building, Community Relations, Tikkun Olam, Shabbat, and Holidays. Each committee is headed by a vice president who sits on the Steering Committee. Check out further details on the Undergraduate Leadership structure or view the Undergraduate Bylaws.

There are many groups that fit specific interests in our  community. Hillel has a Jewish rock band and klezmer band, and an Israeli advocacy group, among others. Find more information about Hillel's many Affiliated Groups.

In addition to the Affiliated Groups, Hillel also hosts four prayer communities. Each community has their own email list and web page. Find more information about Hillel's Prayer Communities.

Finally, we love to enpower individual students to create programs and initiatives at Harvard Hillel, regardless of whether or not they have an official role at Hillel. If you have an idea for an event, class, celebration, or anything else that you would like to see happen at Hillel or on campus, we can work with you to make it happen! Reach out to Amy Wolf to find out how to make your idea a reality!

Getting in touch

In order to communicate information about all of its programming, Harvard Hillel makes use of a variety of email lists. To make it easier for you to decide which lists you would like to become a part of, here's a brief description of what each is used for:

  • Hillel-undergrad is used solely by the undergraduate community for discussion and to communicate information about upcoming events. This list is only open to undergraduates. 
  • Hillel-community is used by the greater Harvard and Cambridge communities for discussions and announcements that are relevant to the Jewish community at Harvard.