Hillel Council of New England Supporting & Connecting Jewish Life Across Campuses

Boston College Hillel

Boston College Hillel helps to serve the social, cultural and religious needs of Jewish students and to enrich campus culture for all.  We welcome members of the Boston College community from all backgrounds to our events and our community.  Boston College began in 1863 as a small Jesuit college for young men.  It is now an internationally renowned university with a culturally, religiously and ethnically diverse coeducational student body.  The BC faculty is similarly diverse, with committed individuals from each department and from the surrounding Jewish communities in Newton and Brookline.  Best known for our popular (and free) weekly Friday night Shabbat dinners, BC Hillel also hosts high holiday services, student-faculty get togethers ("shmoozes"), Hanukkah parties, Passover seders (chocolate and traditional), speakers, and more!

Questions?  Want to hear more?  Contact our Hillel Director, Rachel Putterman at [email protected] or visit her during office hours on Thursdays from 12:30 to 2:30pm. Please email her to set up an appointment.
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Welcome Rachel Putterman as the new BC Hillel Director!


Rachel Putterman is in her third year of rabbinical school at Hebrew College. Since starting rabbinic school, Rachel has held several positions at the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute at Brandeis University, most recently as the Academic Advisor to the summer interns. In her prior career as a public interest attorney, Rachel started out representing tenants in NYC's housing court, and then devoted several years to representing domestic violence survivors in their family law cases. When not engaged in all things Jewish, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, yoga, reading and cooking.  

The 2017-2018 eBoard:

Meggie Stone and Talia Shapiro: Co-Presidents
Haley Bannon: Treasurer
Leo Romano: Secretary
Alex Benthien: Social Media
Ben Thomas and Andy Ritter: Event Coordinators
Member at Large: Lior Torenberg

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Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 

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