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Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks

A visit to remember

On January 16, 2018 Penn Hillel and Perry World House Presented: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, International Religious Leader, Respected Moral Voice and Best Selling Author, in conversation with University Chaplain Chaz Howard. Rabbi Lord Sacks spoke about The Future of Religion and Global Politics, followed by open Q&A. This was part of the Ilan Heimlich Memorial Speaker and Film Series and the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Symposium on Social Change. 

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Penn Hillel is one the best parts of being at Penn. Each year, Hillel reaches 80% of the 1,750 Jewish undergraduate students on campus, with a dizzying array of different Jewish opportunities ranging from social justice to Israel, and from Jewish culture offerings to Jewish religious expression. No matter what your interest or Jewish background, Penn Hillel is there to get know each and every Jewish student by name and by story so that we can help connect them to the next set of experiences, communities and relationships that will provoke them to grow into Jewish adulthood.

Hillel is proud to offer a two-pronged approach to engaging Jewish students on campus. Inside Steinhardt Hall, under the banner of Hillel, there are over 40 different student communities and initiatives that create over 300 events per month. This includes a weekly soup kitchen; a wide variety of opportunities to engage with and learn about Israel; world famous speakers and public intellectuals; and alternative break trips to Rwanda, Israel and beyond. All of this is in addition to the nearly 300 students who experience Shabbat each week, when we offer up to six different services on Friday nights and Saturday mornings.

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Hi! My name is Jennifer Reiss and I am excited to be one of the new presidents of Hillel along with Jeremy Wilson. When I am not studying econ and math, I enjoy playing on the club tennis and soccer teams and getting involved in different initiatives at Hillel.

One of my goals as president is to help everyone within Hillel’s reach create communities where they feel empowered to make a difference. It is important to ensure all students, regardless of their involvement, are able to challenge themselves, learn, and grow through Hillel’s spiritual, academic, social, and political offerings. I am particularly eager to work with all of you to improve the impact we can have on our surrounding communities through social justice initiatives.

I look forward to developing meaningful relationships and collaborating on upcoming initiatives, events, and new opportunities with you. Please reach out to me if you have any questions or just want to hang out!

Jennifer Reiss C’19


Hi! My name is Jeremy Wilson and, along with Jen, I'm one of the Hillel Presidents this year! I’m a pre-med junior studying Psychology and Religious Studies, and I’m also super passionate about relationship building and meaningful Judaism. I’ve been involved with Jewish life on campus since stepping foot on campus and have always been trying to figure out way to engage more Jewish students on campus and create positive Jewish experiences for those looking for it.

The main things I’m hoping to see from Hillel this year is try to make more of an effort to focus on goals and vision in Hillel programming in addition to making Hillel more of an active force in the larger campus community. I’m also just really excited to be able to build strong relationships with all the different kinds of Jews on campus and really try to see through that everyone feels empowered to make Jewish life on campus their own.

I can’t wait to continue building past relationship and start building new ones, so please please reach out to me ( to grab coffee any time and I’d be super thrilled to find times for us to get to know each other!

Looking forward to another year of exciting programming, initiatives, and opportunities for growth together! Excited to be on this journey together!

Jeremy Wilson C'19


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