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DePauw Jewish Life

The DePauw Jewish community offers a unique and rich experience to Jewish students, as well as to our Jewish faculty, staff and community members.  Our students come from many locations, and from many different Jewish traditions and upbringings.  As on other college campuses around the world, Hillel serves as the organization that brings Jewish students together, serving as a link to their Jewish roots, Jewish family, and Jewish identity.

DePauw Hillel also functions as the local Jewish community, providing a religious center to staff and faculty families, as well as any others in the Greencastle area.  Hillel provides a place for religious observance, holiday celebrations, fellowship, learning, and service.  Members of our community come together to enjoy Shabbat services and dinner, High Holy Day observances, fun in the campus sukkah, Hanukkah celebrations, Passover seder at the home of the university president, challah-French toast, and more.  Hillel events are open to all members of the campus community and often serve as a learning opportunity for students who are curious about Judaism.