Jewish Life at Queens University
Queens University provides many opportunities for growth to its students. Students are exposed to chances for growth constantly. The campus may be small but it has a wide range of backgrounds. The campus diversity makes Queens University a great place for young Jewish adults to explore what Judaism and being Jewish means to them. They can also mold their Hillel experience to be unique to them, because the small campus allows us to be flexible to students' interests more readily.
The Greenspon Center is a proud and strong supporter of Hillel/Jewish Life at Queens University in partnership with the Belk Chapel and Spiritual Life at Queens.
Holidays on Campus
Passover - The Coordinator of Jewish Life, with help from the Campus Rabbi, holds an annual campus Passover Seder. We also help students find Seders within the greater Charlotte community.
Hanukkah - Hillel sponsors a campus-wide Hanukah party at the end of the Fall semester where a large hanukkiah mural is painted every year.
Shabbat - Once a month, our Hillel family hosts a Shabbat dinner on campus to welcome in Shabbat as a group, build friendships, and reflect on what we have done during the week.
High Holidays - We offer High Holiday worship experiences and holiday meals on campus designed to meet our students' needs. In addition, we get tickets for services in the greater Charlotte community to share with students.
- Temple Beth El - Reform
- Temple Israel - Conservative
- Chabad - Orthodox
Everyday - Beyond holidays, Hillel is present for the everyday moments. From monthly Mimi's Matzo Ball Soup giveaways, to Roz Greenspon and Marty Birnbaum's Hillel Challah giveaways, to our annual Soul Food Shabbat - our Queens Hillel is a dynamic part of the Queens campus.
Queens University Hillel is supported by 3 key faculty members: our Coordinator of Jewish Life, Campus Rabbi and Campus Chaplain. Each play a key role in making fulfilling Jewish life possible on Queens University's campus.
The Coordinator of Jewish Life is the staff person on campus who provides direct student support, whether it be planning events or helping solve student issues.
The Campus Rabbi provides spiritual guidance for students. They lead the ritual ceremonies and help events run smoothly.
The Campus Chaplain helps provide support to the spiritual work done on campus. They work with staff, students and the University administration to ensure spiritual access to all on the University campus.
Hillel Your Way
Are you considering joining the Queens family?
Our Queens Hillel is here for you.
Contact Rabbi Judy to learn more, Schindlerj@queens.edu.