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Parents play an essential role at Cornell Hillel. Your involvement and support ensure that we can fulfill our mission and invest in our joint Jewish future.

Parents Circle

Join our new Parents Circle! Members are parents and grandparents of current students, who give an annual gift of $360 or more. Members will receive recognition in our annual report and a special appreciation gift of their choice. Contributions from parents, alumni, and friends make our work possible. Join today with your donation.

Jewish Penicillin Hotline

When your student is feeling under the weather, remember that Hillel is here with our Jewish Penicillin Hotline! Just fill out our form and we will deliver free, kosher, homemade chicken or veggie soup to your student to help comfort them and get them on the road to recovery.

Parent Ambassadors

Grinspoon Hillel Parent Ambassadors are volunteers who assist with welcoming newly admitted Jewish families, creating a vital sense of community and camaraderie outside of Cornell's campus. Ambassadors may also field questions from current and prospective parents, serving as a key source of information to other parents.

Meet Grinspoon Hillel

Grinspoon Hillel hosts events on campus for families and alumni on parent and reunion weekends. Our CEO, Rabbi Ari Weiss, travels frequently to visit with the greater Jewish Cornell community. We'd love to meet you on campus or at our next parlor meeting in your city! Contact Susanna Cohen to connect. 

Our Impact

Hillel provides students someone to learn from and lean on. To push them to tackle challenges bigger than themselves. With the support of parents, alumni, and friends, we are able to engage nearly 3,000 students each year in meaningful Jewish campus life. By making Jewish life accessible and meaningful, Hillel builds a foundation for Jewish life that extends far beyond campus. Thank you for advancing our impact.

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