The Abbe Center for Jewish Life, home of HWS Hillel and The Jewish Culture Theme House, is the center of Jewish life on campus. The spacious living and dining areas in the Abbe Center make it ideal for gatherings, from formal meals to seminars, movies and informal programming sponsored by Hillel, The Abbe Center, academic departments or the theme house residents.Â Or just hanging out, playing Apples to Apples, Jewish edition, after a Friday night dinner or Sunday Bagel Brunch!
Through an arrangement between the Religious Life Office and Temple Beth-El, Geneva, all Jewish students are members of the local synagogue, which is conveniently located across the street from the Abbe Center. There are opportunities to teach or volunteer in the Temple Beth-El Religious School. Our students participate in Taglit-Birthright Israel and Alternative Break programs sponsored by the Abbe Center, and a trip to Poland and Germany is offered by the Religious Studies department every other year. Â