Explore Judaism in a way that is meaningful to you.
We are students, staff, and lay leaders dedicated to providing a welcoming, pluralistic, and inclusive atmosphere on campus. Pluralism is always at the core of what we do, and we recognize that there is not just one way to "be Jewish." Students come from diverse backgrounds and beliefs. Our goal is to provide opportunities for students to explore their Judaism in a way that is meaningful to them.
Florida State University is home to nearly 4000 Jewish students. Hillel at FSU and the other strong campus-based Jewish organizations like AIPAC, Mishelanu, Yehudi, and Chabad provide diverse opportunities for making Jewish choices while being a student at FSU. One out of every five FSU students participates in Greek life. In an effort to foster meaningful Jewish connections within these social circles, Hillel partners with fraternities and sororities to empower students to be Greek and Jewish.
The mission of Hillel at FSU is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students
so they may enrich their community and the world.
Dan Leshem, Ph.D. has devoted his career to bringing communities together around the exploration of the lessons and legacies of Jewish history, culture, religion, and ethics. He believes that every college student can benefit from engagement, support, and learning with other Jews in a supportive and dynamic environment. He is committed to providing a Jewish home away from home to all 4,000 FSU Jews - undergrads and graduate students, staff and faculty - and making Hillel @ FSU a hub of Jewish activity in Tallahassee.
Jenny Williams has spent her career building community and supporting college students in both non-profits and higher education. Prior to joining Hillel at FSU, she worked at FSU's Center for Leadership and Social Change, managing programs for students to explore their identities and build leadership skills through community service. From 2014 to 2017, she was Academic Affairs Specialist at Queensborough Community College - CUNY. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Volunteer and Pro Bono Coordinator at Bet Tzzedek, a non profit law office originally founded to help Holocaust survivors.
We, the student board members of Hillel at FSU, affirm that we are not a political advocacy organization. Hillel International 'envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.'
As such, we will continue, as student Seminoles, 'to enrich the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich their community and the world.'