Jewish: Syracuse Hillel

FreshFest 2021

Syracuse Hillel is proud to offer FreshFest, a three-day Pre-welcome program for 100 incoming students and 50 upper-division student FreshFest mentors. Move-in early, learn about Jewish life at Syracuse University, get to know campus and the Syracuse area through a variety of activities. You’ll be paired with an upper-division mentor who will welcome you to campus and answer any questions you may have about your experience.

  • Dates: Aug. 23-25, 2021
  • Cost: $320
  • Registration: As of Monday, June 14, 2021, registration has re-opened. Complete the FreshFest Registration 2021 today!

For more information or to request accommodations, contact Syracuse Hillel at 315.422.5084 or by emailing


Shabbat Services

5 p.m. every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)

Shabbat Dinners

6 p.m. every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)


Hillel inspires and enriches the lives of Jewish students at Syracuse University so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

Hillel makes Judaism and Jewish tradition relevant to the lives of college students through peer-to-peer engagement, student leadership development, dynamic Shabbat and holiday experiences, vibrant social and Israel programming, justice initiatives and meaningful Jewish learning.  With different entry-points into Jewish life on campus, Hillel helps you personalize a Jewish experience at Syracuse that is right for you, and connects you to the large vibrant Jewish community on campus.  From celebrating Passover at Hillel’s Seder in the Carrier Dome, to hiking through a waterfall on Birthright Israel, to taking leadership role through one of the many internships Hillel offers, to making new friends at Shabbat dinner at the Winnick Hillel Center – Hillel is here for you as your Jewish home away from home!

Hillel hosts Shabbat services (5 p.m.) and delicious kosher Shabbat dinners (6 p.m.) every Friday throughout the academic year at the Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (located at 102 Walnut Place).  Shabbat with the Hillel community is a wonderful way to relax and recharge with old and new friends at the end of the week! Hillel also hosts services, meals and programming for Jewish holidays.


You can learn about all of our events, programs and leadership opportunities on our website:

And stay up-to-date with Hillel on our social media!
Facebook:  Syracuse Hillel
Instagram:  @syracusehillel

The Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life
102 Walnut Place
Syracuse, NY 13210

Rabbi Sarah NoyovitzSarah Noyovitz, Campus Rabbi and Jewish Chaplain


Jillian Juni headshotJillian Juni, Executive Director


Ian Solow-Niederman headshotIan Solow-Niederman, Assistant Director

Ronen Tzadok portraitRonen Tzadok, Jewish Agency Israel Fellow


Shaina Morrel headshotShaina Morrel, Springboard Fellow for Social Justice

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