Programs for Spring 2024

Follow Syracuse Hillel on their Instagram at @syracusehillel for updates and events!

Shabbat Services

5:30 PM every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)

Shabbat Dinners

6:30 PM every Friday throughout the academic year
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life (102 Walnut Place)

Special Events

Interfaith Welcoming Water St. Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Wed. February 7
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 102 Walnut Pl.
Come to Syracuse Hillel for bagels, shmear and lox (smoked salmon), good conversation and decorating your own candles, coloring and making friendship bracelets.

Welcoming Rosh Chodesh Shabbat
5:30 p.m. Shabbat services; 6:30 p.m. Shabbat dinner; Friday, Feb. 9
Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life, 102 Walnut Pl.
All are welcome at this special Shabbat service in honor of the new moon/new Hebrew month. As Rosh Chodesh is traditionally celebrated by women, all service-leaders will be female- or non-binary-identifying and they will highlight feminist messages and melodies composed by Jewish women.

An Evening with Sara Hurwitz at Syracuse Hillel
Author of Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality and a Deeper Connection to Life — in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)
Friday Shabbat, April 5.
All are welcome!
Syracuse Hillel — sponsored by the Jewish Federation of CNY

Learning Fellowships*:

Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Fellowship (JMF)
Tzedek (Social Justice) Learning Fellowship (TLF)
Kol Yisrael: Voices of Israel Learning Fellowship (KY)
Senior Seminar: Relationships and Values In and Beyond College (SSM)

Talk to Rabbi Bair about Learning Fellowships with dinner on Tuesday nights, including the new Jewish-Muslim Dialogue Fellowship this semester. All begin on Feb 6, 2024! The applications are available in our Instagram bio @SyracuseHillel.

All fellowships begin on Feb 6, 2024!
*Fellowships require an application and acceptance into the long-term commitment for cohort-based learning.

Have questions? Looking to get involved? Want to talk about accessibility and accommodations? Email Rabbi Bair at

Religious Observance Policy
All students can miss class for religious observances and can make up examinations, study or work missed per the religious observances policy. Students must notify their instructors of their observances through MySlice. We also recommend emailing your professors directly well in advance of the holidays, even if it’s just a chance you’ll observe the chagim, to avoid any negative consequences for missing class or making up work due to High Holy Day observances.

Get to Know Rabbi Ethan Bair, Hillel at Syracuse University’s New Rabbi on the ’Cuse Conversations’ Podcast

Thursday, September 22, 2022, By John Boccacino
Click the play button to listen!


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 a 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 (5:30 PM) and delicious kosher Shabbat dinners (6:30 PM) 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!
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Instagram:  @syracusehillel

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

Rabbi Ethan Bair
Advisor, Hillel Jewish Student Union
Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life





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Executive Director