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Hillel of Northern Nevada is a pluralistic, open and welcoming home away from home for Jewish college students attending any institution of higher education in Northern Nevada, or other near by areas.

Hillel is Jewish Student Life on Campus, and while we work primarily in the Reno area, all college students who want to engage will be served.

Hillel hosts a monthly Friday Night Erev Shabbat event with an Kabbalat service, a full Shabbat meal, and friendships that have lasting impacts.
Hillel also hosts a monthly Havdalah event, complete with candles, songs, great food and spectacular friends.
These two components of Shabbat are facilitated in collaboration with the local Jewish community so that we might engage students in the local synagogue services if they wish. Transportation and or hospitality can be provided to any student upon request.

The first and third Wednesday of the month Hillel provides a community building event called “Bagels @ the Joe”. A bagel brunch served in the student union provides students the opportunity to engage socially with friends they might not normally see during their busy academic schedules. It also allows the students to hear about the events in the local and larger Jewish community, to discuss internships, community service, alternative spring breaks, and birthright plans. This student-directed event engages Hillel participants in a way that no other program does.
The seeds of deep and lasting friendships are often planted with a slice of lemon cake, a bagel, or a cup of coffee.

To learn about our upcoming programs, please visit our calendar, our announcements, or follow us on facebook.

Mailing Address:
ATTN Hillel of Northern Nevada,
5245 Vista Blvd, Ste F3-245,
Sparks, NV 89436

Director Atty Garfinkel:
Phone: (775) 686-8944