Jewish Living & Learning
Hillel fosters Jewish student growth by developing a variety of Jewish religious and spiritual communities, celebrating Jewish holidays and Shabbat in a pluralistic and open environment, and exploring our rich traditions and culture through creative activities and memorable experiences.
High Holiday Services
Hillel works hard to meet the religious needs of Jewish students during the High Holidays and to make the holidays engaging and meaningful for students away from home. As these holidays generally take place at the beginning of each school year they can cause a significant amount of academic stress, especially on freshmen.
Hillel offers Reform and Conservative services on both Rosh Hashannah and Yom Kippur, as well as Orthodox services on Rosh Hashanah on Emory's Campus. All services are open to GA Tech students at no charge, but request you sign up in advance. GA Tech Faculty and members of the Atlanta Jewish community and guests are welcome to purchase tickets to attend services. GT STUDENTS CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
2013 Rosh Hashana Services:
2013 Yom Kippur Services:
Please email Samara by Tuesday, Sept 3rd, which service (Reform or Conservative) and which day you'd like to attend (Tues. evening, Wed. morning, Wed. evening). Students can also sign-up at the link below to expedite the check-in process and avoid writing during the holiday:
Shabbat Services and Dinner
Georgia Tech Hillel offers student lead Shabbat Services once a month in the gatech student center with a FREE Kosher Shabbat Dinner served afterwards. Services are student-led, and combine tunes/traditions from all branches of Judaism.* Services begin at 6:30 or students can join us afterwards for dinner at 7:30!
We also have a Metro College Campus Shabbat Dinner with neighboring campuses including Georgia State University, Emory, and Kennesaw University.
*Students who need a place to stay for the services (not in walking distance) can contact Shira, and join other students in a walk to a local congregation for Saturday morning services and Kiddush lunch.
Lunch N Learn
Every Friday from 12-1pm join other curious students for a student-led discussion with a rabbi and free kosher pizza!
Other Jewish Holidays
Look for Hillel in the Student Center as we celebrate the Holidays handing out our favorite treats such as Apples and Honey, Hamentashens, and Charoset and Matzah!
-The Hillel Sukkah! Come help us build and decorate our annual Sukkah in the center of campus at the Campanille! It sure is a sight to see and we host a number of events in the Sukkah throughout the week!
Georgia Tech Hillel goes green every year for Tu B'shevat. Join Hillel celebrate as we plant trees to help beautify a local Atlanta neighborhood and focus on ways to help improve the environment.
For the past two years Hillle has co-sponserd a Purim Party at a bar on GT's Campus. It has been an awesome purim blow-out with a megillah reading, costume contest, mishloach manot basket making, lots of great food, and an open bar for those students who are 21+.
Every year Georgia Tech Hillel offers a FREE Kosher for Passover Meal Plan which includes a lunch every day of passover and provide you with multiple seder options.
Monday Madness - Maimonides Re-Mix
An amazing program for students who have and who have NOT completed the Maimondies program we bring you a new and awesome program. Join us every Monday night @ 6:30 PM and experience interactive, exciting and energetic group discussions about a variety of topics. Rabbi Shlomo Gelbtuch will once again lead the discussions and students will also have a chance to be paired up with leaders and members of the jewish community to learn about any other topic of their choice.
There is a stipend available for this program. For more information contact Rabbi G via facebook.
To Apply for the program and stipend click here! (You can join the program without applying and receivining a stipend too)
Keeping Kosher on campus is easier than ever!
*A Kosher Meal plan option can be arranged through GT Dining and a local Kosher Caterer.
*Kosher food options will always be available at any Hillel sponsored event including-a Kosher brunch every Tuesday morning at 11 am during Bagel Break
-FREE Kosher pizza and snacks every Wednesday at 12 pm during Lunch N Learn
-a FREE Kosher Dinner at our monthly Friday Night Serivces
*Local grocery stores offer a wide variety of Kosher food products!
*The AEPi Fraternity on campus offers a kosher meal plan as well.