Admitted and Prospective Students

Welcome Class of 2024!

Harvard Hillel students smiling on a Zoom callWe're so excited to meet you! We have activities happening all week hosted by Harvard sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are thrilled to welcome you to Harvard!  Meet new people, have fun, and learn what Harvard Hillel is all about. (All times are in Eastern Daylight.)

Monday, August 24th at 2pm: Moment of Mindfulness w/ Rabbi Jenn
Seek inspiration amidst the move-in chaos with Rabbi Jenn Queen, Director of Engagement/Reform Community Advisor.

Tuesday, August 25th at 7pm: "Icebreaker" Game Night (sponsored by Harvard Hillel's Reform Community)
Join Harvard Hillel for fun getting-to-know-you activities using the event hosting website Icebreaker.

Wednesday, August 26th at 7pm: Teshuva for Racial Injustice: The Case of Ehud Barak's Apology w/ Mikhael
In 1997, Ehud Barak issued an extraordinary public apology to Jews of Middle Eastern and North African origin on behalf of the European elite who ruled Israel during the 1950s. Discuss the historical context and philosophical and ethical issues at stake in Barak's apology with Mikhael Kesher, IACT Director of Israel Programming.

Thursday, August 27th at 8:30pm: Trivia Night!
Trivia Night is a Harvard Hillel favorite! No prior trivia experience required; come as you are and meet new people!

Friday, August 28th at 5:30pm: First Year Family Shabbat
Invite your parents and other members of your household to join Harvard Hillel for a pre-sundown Shabbat program. Although we can't celebrate together physically, we hope you will gain a sense of what makes Shabbat with Harvard Hillel so special.

Questions about these events? Email Rabbi Jenn Queen, Director of Engagement/Reform Community Advisor.

We can't wait to welcome you into our community!

Meet the Program Staff!

Rabbi Jonah Steinberg
Executive Director & Harvard Chaplain

Rabbi Dani Passow
Associate Rabbi & Jewish Educator

Rabbi Jenn Queen
Director of Engagement

Avital Habshush
Clergy Intern & OSM Advisor

Jaime Drucker
Assistant Director

Mikhael Kesher
IACT Director of Israel Programs

Prospective Students and General Inquiries 

If you are a high school student considering Harvard and want to learn more about Hillel and Jewish life at Harvard, please fill out this form and we will get back to you. Answers to common questions for observant students can be found here (though we encourage you to fill out the form and introduce yourself as well!)

For any other questions about Harvard Hillel, or anything Harvard-related, please contact Rabbi Jenn Queen, Director of Engagement.