Campuses We Serve 

HCNE provides an on-campus presence with staff and programming to five small Boston campuses. Students feel like they have a safe space in a Jewish home that is open, pluralistic and inclusive for diverse ideals. Our advisors also provide spiritual guidance in a warm and welcoming environment. HCNE is the foundation that completes the circle of Jewish campus life.  Please select a campus from the left menu to learn more.

 
 
 
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Emerson COllege 

Emerson College Hillel is dedicated to the culture, observance, education, and well-being of Jewish life at Emerson. Hillel helps students foster a sense of Jewish identity through Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, cultural discussions, and participation in guest lecture events and off-campus activities.

Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning. 

For more information, please contact Jacob Freedman, Hillel Advisor at jfreedman@hillelcouncil.org. 

 
 
 
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Suffolk University 

Suffolk Hillel sponsors social, religious, educational and cultural programming and offers resources including: Speakers and events focused on Jewish issues. Holiday celebrations and arrangements. Support from Jewish faculty members, the University chaplain, and Hillel Council of New England. Connections to the greater Boston Jewish community For more information. 

For more information, please contact Jacob Freedman, Hillel Advisor at jfreedman@hillelcouncil.org. 

 
 
 
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Wheaton College 

Wheaton College Hillel provides both Jewish and non-Jewish students with opportunities to explore the richness of Jewish life, celebrations, spirituality and service. The Hillel Advisor, Jacob Freedman and student board members provide a welcoming place for students to enjoy programming, lectures and celebrate Jewish holidays together. Hillel sponsors Shabbat dinners and traditional meals for holidays. Some of our annual events include High Holiday services and meals, a Hanukkah Party, Latke - hamentashen baking, a Purim celebration, a Passover Seder and bagel brunches. Hillel students and staff meet weekly in the Cole Memorial Chapel basement and work in partnership with the Center of Religious and Spiritual Life. Hillel hosts many of its programs at the Jewish Life House as well.

For more information, please contact Jacob Freedman, Hillel Advisor at jfreedman@hillelcouncil.org. 

 
 
 
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Boston College 

Boston College Hillel helps to serve the social, cultural and religious needs of Jewish students and to enrich campus culture for all.  We welcome members of the Boston College community from all backgrounds to our events and our community.  Boston College began in 1863 as a small Jesuit college for young men.  It is now an internationally renowned university with a culturally, religiously and ethnically diverse coeducational student body.  The BC faculty is similarly diverse, with committed individuals from each department and from the surrounding Jewish communities in Newton and Brookline.  Best known for our popular (and free) weekly Friday night Shabbat dinners, BC Hillel also hosts high holiday services, student-faculty get togethers ("shmoozes"), Hanukkah parties, Passover seders (chocolate and traditional), speakers, and more!

Questions?  Want to hear more?  Contact our Hillel Director, Rachel Putterman at rputterman@hillelcouncil.org or visit her during office hours on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Please email her to set up an appointment.

 
 
 
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Simmons College 

Simmons College Hillel is your center for Jewish life on campus and offers social, cultural, religious and educational programming throughout the year. The Jewish community at Simmons is always looking for new leadership and interest! Simmons Hillel is supported by the Simmons Office of Spiritual Life and the Office for Student Leadership and Activities.  Follow our page on Facebook here!  For more information, contact Miriam Blue, Hillel Director, at mblue@hillelcouncil.org.