Hillel & our Jewish Student Union Groups

While the Jewish Fraternity (AEPi), and Sorority (Sigma AEPi) are a critical part of Hillel of Northern Nevada, there are other student groups both established and new.


Meet a student leader or the Hillel Director for a free cup of Joe!

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AEPi is Nevada’s only Jewish fraternity. If you are interested in more information about AEPi, please visit the named hyperlink above. 
AEPi Upsilon Nu, on Nevada Street in Reno, NV.

AEPi is newly back on campus! 

Jewish Brotherhood

* Founding Mothers *

Current Sisters

SAEPi is the premiere Jewish sorority at the University of Nevada. With semesterly recruitment, this organization is set to expand and growing rapidly. For more information please visit the links above.

Sigma Alpha Esilon Pi, Pi Chapter at UNR in Reno, Nv.





Hillel Ba’Houtz:
Ba’Houtz means “outside” in Hebrew and that is exactly where this student group likes to be. Students establish meaningful relationships with each other as both individuals and as a community through the Hillel hikes, camping trips and other outdoor activities. The events build enduring relationships, promote the enjoyment of nature, and some of our amazing natural features and views. No one gets left behind and everyone is welcome! 


Challah and Chabad:

This student participation challah bake precedes a Friday Hillel Shabbat meal.  A collaboration Challah bake between Hillel and the community Chabad happens each semester on the Thursday preceding the collaborative Shabbat meal with Chabad of Northern Nevada.

J-Biz is a group of students with an interest in business that has a deeper meaning than just thinking up ways to make money. J-Biz will help our future and current entrepreneurs contemplate the long term impact of their business ideas, be they sound or not. By applying Jewish ethics with tomorrows business leaders, we hope to help create a better world using the triple bottom line methodology.


The Kosher Cooking Project:
KCP is a monthly (or more) off campus project, hosted with local community members. We teach students how to cook or prepare foods (and sometimes crafts) that are distinctly Jewish.
We pickle and preserve, we boil bagels and matzo balls, we make hamentashen and sufganiyot, we teach students how to make candles, challah covers, to tie tzitzit on their own hand made tallitot and to paint mezuzot. We have fun learning how to doing all those things we classify as food culture, and material culture!  
Learn how to make pickles with friends through our off campus Kosher Cooking Project

Pickling class January 2020

With the help of our friends, we work hard to create family.




First Year Student of Hillel is a group for new students. Also listed on our Cohort page.
FYSH plans one or more social event per month each fall, and invites members of the Hillel and campus community to meet and network with FYSH students. All of our new students are stars and we can’t wait to watch them shine!


F.Y.S.H. Join a Cohort & a Family.


Fill out the intake form in google docs


Build bonds through shared experience.


This Hillel program is less a student group than it is an old fashion buddy system. Students are paired up based on academics and they help each other stay on their academic plans. The monthly Study Buddy meet-ups at “The Joe” are designed to allow undergrads to study in a common space and benefit from the hive mind. Study Buddy meet up days are most frequent around mid-terms and finals.


ZOA Collaboration Krav Maga Event 2019

Stand With Us Collaboration, South African Speakers Tour 2019 

Our Jewish Student Union community includes:

*Sigma Alpha Epsilon Pi the on campus Jewish sorority;

*Alpha Epsilon Pi, off-campus Jewish fraternity;

*Hillel of Northern Nevada;

*Stand With Us, through it’s Emerson Fellow;

*JNF through the campus Fellow;

*Nevada Jewish Experience – Rabbi Cutler

“That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor.
That is the whole Torah; the rest is the explanation.
Go and study.”

Rabbi Hillel the Elder / Hillel HaGadol
It is through collaboration that Hillel facilitates others, and accomplishes the greatest things.

Empowering Northern Nevada's Jewish College Students