Swarthmore College Hillel
Jewish life at Swarthmore is both vibrant and diverse and offers all Jews the opportunity to engage with their tradition in a meaningful way. The community is warm and welcoming and open to students from all varieties of Jewish backgrounds. The community strives to create religious, social justice, cultural, musical, intellectual, and social avenues through which Jewish students are able to connect with their Judaism and come together in community.
Jewish life on campus is organized under the auspices of Swat Hillel, an umbrella organization, which is comprised of several independently run Jewish student groups. In addition, Swat Hillel serves as a platform to foster, encourage, and support any Jewish activity on campus. Student groups affiliated with Swat Hillel offer a wide variety of events on campus including weekly Shabbat services and student cooked dinners, community service opportunities, lectures and events related to Israel, a Purim party, the annual Latke-Hamentaschen debate, Jewish holiday programming, discussion groups and classes on Jewish tradition.