Religious Life

Hillel at Binghamton is proud to be the home to an active pluralistic religious student community. We have student led groups representing the Reform, Conservative and Orthodox denominations. Each of the groups take responsibility for religious and educational programs through out the year in order to celebrate and educate about the many aspects of Jewish life. For questions about Religious life in general please contact Rabbi Akiva Weiss.


Reform Jews of Hillel - Reform Community

RJH provides an open and welcoming space for individuals from all over the Jewish spectrum. RJH offers a wide variety of programs both independently and with the larger Hillel community, and our reform style Friday night services create the core for our experiences together. These services utilize a combination of discussion, community based prayer, and instruments to help participants expand their understanding of the service and their connection to the holiday itself. RJH works in conjunction with the rest of Hillel to provide resources, programs, and meaningful connections for all members of BU's Jewish community. We are always looking for new faces and new ideas, and we would love to hear what you're looking for from us! Check out the Hillel calendar for upcoming events, and feel free to reach out to us with any questions! 

Contact: Delilah Chamlin


KOACH - Conservative Community

Koach is Hillel at Binghamton’s Conservative Jewish community on campus. Koach aims to give every Conservative student a home away from home by offering traditional egalitarian student-led services every Friday night. In addition, we daven either Shabbat Shacharit or Mincha every other week. Koach also hosts monthly discussions and social events to strengthen the community! Please e-mail us with any questions about KOACH or about how to get involved. 

Contact: Sarah Singer  


OU-JLIC - Orthodox Community

OU-JLIC, the Orthodox Union Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus, serves as the Orthodox student group within Hillel at Binghamton. This program, in partnership with Hillel at Binghamton, helps Orthodox students navigate the college environment, and balance their Jewish commitments with their desire to engage the secular world. Through Torah classes, prayer services, social events and religious programming, OU-JLIC offers students the opportunity to engage with the Jewish community and instill within themselves a greater sense of Jewish pride. OU-JLIC at Binghamton is run by the Student Board, along with the guidance of the OU-JLIC at Binghamton Director, Rabbi Akiva Weiss. This team is passionate about creating a vibrant Orthodox community by providing avenues for spiritual development and exploration for Jewish students of all backgrounds.

Contact: Rebecca Roffe

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