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.
TASTE OF HOME - MATZO BALL SOUP HOTLINE
Parents, grandparents, relatives or friends can order a Lewis & Clark student a warm bowl of matzo ball soup, for a touch of home away from home. Soup will be delivered M-Th, 9am-5pm, by a Hillel staff or intern directly to your student on campus.
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.
Bagel Break and Schmooze and Jews
Lewis & Clark and Portland State University students meet weekly for casual conversations on various topics and relationship building in a casual atmosphere, on their respective campuses. 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. Please check our event calendar for the location of Bagel Breaks (LC) and Schmooze and Jews (PSU).