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Hillel: A Resource for Jewish Students

Hi, My name is Eli Bass and I am the Hillel Program Director for RIT/NTID.

I grew up outside of Chicago. I went to college at Clark University in Worcester MA. After graduating I worked as a Jewish environmental educator for the Teva Learning Alliance. After Teva, I spent time as a wilderness instructor, learning how to light fire with sticks and other useful tricks. In May 2013, I graduated with a Master’s in Jewish Experiential Education and a certificate in Israel Education from Jewish Theological Seminary.

Eli is excited to meet and get to know more RIT students. He enjoys running, biking, hiking and learning more about Israel and environment. I enjoy the fitness center, and I am always looking for a good racquetball game…I look forward to connecting, learning and growing with you.

To be added to Hillel’s weekly calendar of events and information, email Eli Esbcpm@rit.edu, or call 585-703-6090

Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students on the RIT campus so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel is dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning; to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

Shabbat, Holidays, Seders, Etc., and Etc.
Shabbat services are held Friday evenings. Services begin at 6:00pm followed by a wonderful home cooked Shabbat Dinner.

In addition to Shabbat, Hillel offers a wide range of social-cultural events for Jewish students at RIT, and the RIT campus community.

For more details, check out the Hillel website at http://www.rithillel.org, or find us on Facebook [“RIT Hillel”] and become a fan.