UMass Amherst Religious and Spiritual Life

Religious and Spiritual Life at UMass Amherst
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Jewish Resources at UMass Amherst


Commencement information for religiously observant Jewish families
who are planning to attend Commencement on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10, 2014...

For information about Shabbat and other religious services or holiday meals sponsored by UMass Hillel or Chabad, contact those organizations directly...

HILLEL HOUSE
388 N. Pleasant St, Amherst
Phone: (413) 549-1710

CHABAD HOUSE (Traditional Orthodox)
30 N. Hadley Rd, Amherst
For information contact Rabbi Chaim Adelman
Phone: (413) 549-2008

Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC)
The Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus
is a program of the Orthodox Union in partnership with Hillel.
For more information contact Rabbi Yosi Eisen (413.835.0254)
or Sheera Hefter Eisen (617.858.1836)

Kehilat Hillel Ha'azinu (KHH)
KHH is the Modern Orthodox student group at UMass Amherst,
under the auspices of the JLIC and Hillel.

Other resources at UMass Amherst:

Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies
(413) 545-2550

The Jewish Affairs website provides a listing of all Jewish religious, cultural and educational resources at UMass Amherst and in the surrounding Five-College Area (including Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges, local synagogues, and cultural resources such as the National Yiddish Book Center).

Jewish student organizations
There are several Jewish student groups at UMass Amherst, some of which (if they're currently active as Registered Student Organizations or RSO's) have a website and/or a profile on UMass Amherst Campus Pulse. To see the list of active RSO's, with contact information, go to Campus Pulse and click on the "Organizations" link, then search for the organization you're interested in learning more about:
Jewish Student Union (cultural group)
Student Alliance for Israel
(political advocacy)
Jewish Leaders in Business


Several other Jewish student groups function under the auspices of Hillel, and you can find information about these groups (such as Kolot, the Jewish acapella group) on the Hillel website.