100 Gifts, 100 Days

Penn State Hillel’s ‘100 Days, 100 Gifts’ is a 100-day awareness and fundraising campaign, running from March 22, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Every day, see one more way our Annual Campaign directly impacts the approximated 5,000 Jewish students at Penn State.

Over the next 100 days, follow our progress and learn more about how Penn State Hillel is empowering Penn State students to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.

Take a look at 100 ways Penn State Hillel is making an impact on Jewish life at Penn State, Jewish students, and the State College Jewish community. 

Day 90 of 100: Our office space, while small, is cozy and meant for students to relax, study, hang out, or escape reality for a minute!

Day 89 of 100: Guitar jam sessions on Shabbat and through out the week

Day 88 of 100: Text study with our Multi-Campus Educator

Day 87 of 100: Our holidays and Shabbat wouldn’t be complete without our prayer books, siddurim, kippot, or talit. Thanks to you, our supporters, we have a set ready and available for us by students and the community!

Day 86 of 100: Nosh and drosh, lunch and learn, or whatever you want to call it, we love take a step away form the text books and doing some informal learning led by our students!

Day 85 of 100: Purim parties with Matisyahu! Not every campus gets to bring Matisyahu for a Purim party, but we do! Each year we go out with a bang celebrating Purim the traditional way – costumes, migillah readings, and drinks!

Day 84 of 100: Student leadership retreats happen at the start of the year to help us prepare and plan for a successful year!

Day 83 of 100: Our staff and students are always presented opportunities to attend conferences across the country. These conferences can range from Israel advocacy, to Jewish engagement, to professional development. When possible, we are proud to be able to support travel expenses and attendance fees so that our students can continue to further their Jewish growth worry-free!

Day 82 of 100: We love being seen on campus and the best way to be seen is at the HUB! Often you can find our staff and students tabling at the HUB.

Day 81 of 100: Kosher food on campus! New this fall 2017, Kosher food will be available in the East Dining Halls! Thanks to the hard working administration and Jewish leaders on campus, we continue taking steps to creating and inclusive environment for our students!

Day 80 of 100: Growing Jewishly is important for our staff and our students. One way we gain Jewish knowledge, explore Jewish text and tradition, and strengthen our Jewish identities is through our Multi-Campus Educator, Rabbi Danielle Leshaw. Rabbi Danielle was brought on to our team to provide staff and students with the resources and support they need to make sure Jewish learning is ingrained in their every day life.


Missed a few days? Catch up on our 100 days campaign here:

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