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Vanderbilt Hillel was honored to celebrate Ben Schulman’s 100th birthday in January.

Below are pictures, video, and an article about the weekend we’d like to share. Read about the weekend in the Nashville Jewish Observer Vandy celebrates benefactor Ben Schulman for his pivotal role in “Jewish renaissance” on campus Vanderbilt Hillel has impacted so many people since the building was opened in 2002. Please take a look at…

Posted on February 6, 2017 in News

Vanderbilt Hillel will celebrate Ben Schulman next month as he turns 100

By Debby Wiston, Director of Operations Vanderbilt Hillel will host a 100th birthday celebration the weekend of Jan. 19-22 for Ben Schulman, the benefactor who spearheaded the development of the university building that bears his name and is the center of Jewish life on the Vanderbilt campus. Schulman, who lives now in San Diego, California,…

Posted on November 28, 2016 in News

Reflections on Vanderbilt Hillel

By Grant Hansell, Class of 2017 Before I even moved into my first year dorm, I went to Move-in Shabbat at Vanderbilt Hillel because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do. As an active Jewish student in high school, getting involved in a Jewish youth group, I had just assumed that the natural…

Posted on November 28, 2016 in News

Moving Toward An Exciting Future- Upcoming Changes at Hillel

By Ari Dubin Executive Director Ari Dubin (far left) and members of Vanderbilt Hillel with the new Dor L’Dore Tree that already has 50 leaves bearing the names of those who have helped support Hillel’s transition to an institution independent of the university. The last few months have seen tremendous changes at Vanderbilt Hillel.  In…

Posted on June 24, 2016 in News

Congratulations Class of 2016!


Posted on May 13, 2016 in News

Passover is Here!

We are so excited about all of the incredible student-led Seders this year, kicking off another great Passover at Vanderbilt Hillel. Our full schedule for the week includes our partnership with Campus Dining, where kosher for Passover food is available at Rand Dining Center as well as the Commons Dining Center. Passover 2016 Full Schedule:…

Posted on April 22, 2016 in News

Purim at Hillel

  Check out our video of the Lip Sync Battle!

Posted on March 22, 2016 in News

Statement from Vanderbilt Hillel

March 8th, 7:46pm Statement from Vanderbilt Hillel Hillel joins with the rest of the Vanderbilt community in mourning the tragic death of Taylor Force, a Vanderbilt student in the Owen Graduate School for Management, who was tragically murdered during a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv-Jaffa. We send our deepest condolences to Taylor’s family and friends….

Posted on March 8, 2016 in News

Save the Date

Please save the date for a community wide fundraising event remembering Miriam Halachmi z”l, an   inspirational and instrumental member of the Vanderbilt and Hillel community on Sunday, April 10, 2016. Invitations will be mailed in early March. Call Vanderbilt Hillel at 615-322-8376 or visit our Special Events page for more information.      

Posted on January 28, 2016 in News

Travel to Israel This Summer!

Vanderbilt Hillel is Traveling to Israel May 16th – 27th, 2016 Want a free trip to Israel? If you are 18-26, Jewish, and haven’t traveled on a peer program to Israel since high school, you’re in luck! Spend 10 amazing days in Israel for FREE with other Vanderbilt students on Birthright Israel: Shorashim! You’ll be a part of an amazing adventure, meet…

Posted on January 18, 2016 in News