Greater Portland Hillel ("PDX Hillel") is a college-based organization that serves Jewish students from all around the Portland area. PDX Hillel primarily serves the campuses of Portland State University and Lewis & Clark College. While each campus has its own distinct personality and Leadership Board, Hillel is the only student-run organization that has the ability to connect students on multiple campuses through Jewish, cultural, and social justice programming.
Hillel programs are open to all students.
Whether it be a Passover Seder, a game of dreidel, or gathering leaves to build a sukkah, PDX Hillel knows how to celebrate Judaism's vibrant traditions. Holiday events are held both on campus as well as in the greater Portland community.
PDX Hillel students look forward to a meaningful Shabbat service and homemade dinner. With a guitar and familiar tunes, students gather for a brief service, and then enjoy a dinner prepared by student chefs. Shabbats are held at alternating campuses - please check calendar for specific locations and times.
Jews & Brews
Students at PSU enjoy tater tots, fries, friendly conversation and socializing at McMenamins near campus. Jews & Brews is a great way for new students to meet Hillel regulars in a casual atmosphere.
Lewis & Clark students meet weekly for Hillel's Bagel Break held every Tuesday at 3:30 PM in Templeton. In addition to the feast of bagels, a group discussion about relevant topics is held, led by either a Hillel professional or the students themselves.