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Welcome back, everyone! And, to all the new parents, welcome to the Tulane Hillel community. It's been a quiet summer, and we're excited to have students back on campus. We have so many great programs and events planned for students including delicious, home-cooked meals and services for the High Holidays and a special Welcome Back Shabbat this Friday. Check out our Parent Newsletter below to see what students have been up and for the latest news from Hillel.

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Just the facts

Who we are: Hillel is a Jewish Community Center on Tulane's campus, open to all. What we do: Located at 912 Broadway St, Hillel offers free coffee, tea, and printing; the best study spot on campus with university classrooms, a leadership cohort, student-led programs, Rimon (aka the best food on campus), weekly free and no-RSVP Shabbats, and so much more! Our building: The Mintz Center, is open Sunday 10am-8pm, Monday-Thursday 9am-9pm, Friday 9am-5pm, and closed Saturday. Rimon: Our in-house, kosher restaurant is part of the Tulane meal-plan and the best food on campus. For more info, visit: rimontulanehillel.com.

High Holidays at Hillel

Sign up your student today

Don't forget to register your student for High Holidays at Hillel. This year, we have a variety of ways to celebrate, reflect, and welcome the New Year. All are welcome to join us for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur meals, services, and special events. 

Click here for the full calendar of events and to purchase tickets.

Welcome Back BBQ

Kicking off fall semester

Last night, over 500 students joined us for our annual Welcome Back BBQ & Block Party to celebrate the start of fall semester! Students connected with friends new and old, and were treated to a delicious spread by Rimon, snowballs, live music, lawn games, giveaways, and more! Stay tuned for more photos.

First-Year Family Event

Welcome to the Class of 2026

Over 300 new students and their families joined us at our annual Welcome Event during move-in. Guests mingled, met Hillel staff and Tulane faculty, learned how to get involved, ate, drank, and heard a special welcome from Tulane President Michael A. Fitts, ED Ron Gubitz, and student-leader Jacob Starr.

Click here for the full photo album.

Matzah Ballin'

Free, delicious, and delivered 

Is your student feeling under the weather and in need of some TLC? Check out Hillel's "Sick Soup Hotline" for free and delicious Matzah Ball Soup delivered Monday - Friday to your student's dorm (or apartment) near campus!

Click here for details and to place your order.

Recap: Summer in Israel

Multiple travel opportunities

This summer, Hillel hosted a robust offering of Israel travel programs including 2 Birthright trips, our Tulane Israel Leadership Trip, and internships through Onward Israel. Our Winter Birthright trip is being held 12/28 - 1/8, and additional details on TILT and Onward are forthcoming.

Check out photos from this summer, and sign up for for upcoming trip announcements. 

Homecoming Reception

During Family Weekend: Friday, October 21st from 4-6pm

Join us on Friday, October 21st, from 4-6pm CT for hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and live music as we kick off Homecoming Weekend! Our annual Homecoming Reception is a fun, casual way for parents, students, alumni, and friends to reconnect over Family Weekend. All are welcome. 

Click here for event details and to register.

Meet the Team

Let's be in touch

Thank you for being a part of our community. At Tulane Hillel, we pride ourselves on being a resource to parents and students a like, and we're here to help! 

Click here for the Hillel staff directory, and for general inquiries, we can be reached at hillel@tulane.edu or at 504-866-7060.

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Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more updates from Tulane Hillel!

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