Goodrich Hillel




Georgia College & State University is proud to announce our new Hillel!  GCSU is Georgia's public liberal arts university where personal attention and connections between students and faculty are key.  Our new Hillel is small enough that you can have an impact on the leadership of the organization.  We welcome new input and ideas.  Our Holocaust Symposium provided the campus with 15 events in a month-long series and brought in 600 high school students from around the region to meet a Survivor and see a play with music about Anne Frank.  We are an active and vital community that welcomes new members.


Join the Georgia College Goodrich Hillel and help build vibrant Jewish life on Georgia's campuses!

Georgia College has approximately 200 Jewish undergraduate and 100 Jewish graduate students.  The mission of Goodrich Hillel is to enrich the lives of all Georgia College students by sharing Jewish culture.  We create a social network among Jewish students on campus, we participate in charitable, cultural and religious activities, and we welcome interaction with the local community. 




Is Hillel only for Jewish students?

No!  Everyone is welcome at GCSU Hillel.  We want to share our culture with the campus!  We’re always glad to answer questions for anyone who is curious about Jewish life.  Our welcoming environment allows all students to feel comfortable.


What kind of activities do you offer?

Challah baking parties, Friday night services, game nights, Boys & Girls Club charity events, Passover Seder, Chanukah parties, Shabbat dinners, special guest speakers, Sukkot parties, pizza nights, bowling nights, Israeli dancing, bagel brunches, and much more!  See our photo gallery below.


What campus-wide events have you participated in recently?

In 2008, we participated in a Holocaust Symposium with 940 high school students, during which they got to appreciate the chamber opera about Anne Frank entitled Yours, Anne, and participate in a Tolerance mural-making “Lunch and Learn” with Holocaust survivor Andre Kessler in collaboration with the Bremen Jewish Heritage Museum. 

In 2009, we brought in the Director of the Southeast Region Anti-Defamation League Bill Nigut as part of the campus Global Symposium on Human Rights to speak on what the campus and community can do to address issues of discrimination.


How can I get involved?

Just come to one of our meetings!  To find out when our next meeting or party is, either call our faculty advisor Dr. Karen Berman at 478-445-1980 or e-mail student board member Sarah Levine at sarah_levine@ecats.gcsu.edu.


For more information, visit one of the following links!


Small and Mighty website: http://www.hillel.org/HillelApps/JLOC/SAMCampus.aspx?AgencyId=18552

GCSU’s Goodrich Hillel website: http://gcsu.orgsync.com/home

GCSU Goodrich Hillel Board 2010-11
Sarah Levine: sarah_levine@ecats.gcsu.edu    
Lance Taylor: Lance_taylor@ecats.gcsu.edu    
Leah Rapaport: leoarappo@yahoo.com           
Alana Israel: alana_israel@ecats.gcsu.edu     



Baking Challah


Chanukah party

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Dr. Korczak and the Children, which preceded Bill Nigut, our speaker on Human Rights

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Passover Seder



Flyer for one of our Bagel parties