Sklut Hillel Center celebrates first anniversary – March 4

The Sklut Hillel Center will celebrate its first anniversary on Tuesday, March 4, from noon to 6 p.m. Stop by the center to enjoy a piece of anniversary cake.

<p>Shabbat dinner in the Hillel Center, January 2014</p>
The Sklut Hillel Center, located at the corner of East College and Antioch avenues, has emerged as a vital center for Jewish life on Elon’s campus and a home for Elon’s 450+ Jewish students.

The Sklut Hillel Center is committed to a spirit of “Welcoming,” and the words “Baruchim Ha’Baim,” “Welcome” in Hebrew, are the first thing you see when you enter the center.

Nearly 400 students have signed up for swipe-card access to the Hillel Center. Students are always hanging out in the center, where they come to enjoy cooking, snacking, studying, meeting, using the Hillel computer and printer, or enjoying the beautiful outside patio area. Hillel staff and student leaders are delighted that many of the students with swipe card access are not Jewish.


President Lambert, Eric and Lori Sklut, and Professor Geoffrey Claussen affix mezzuzh on front door of Sklut Hillel Center
Hillel hosts regular programs in the Hillel Center including Shabbat dinners, Shabbat rituals, Bagel Brunches, cooking classes, discussions, meetings and holiday celebrations. The Hillel Center is also the home for Challah for Hunger, a student group that bakes dozens of loaves of challah each week and uses the proceeds from donations/sales to fund anti-hunger initiatives.

The Hillel Center is named for Eric and Lori Sklut, parents of a university student and the benefactors who made a lead gift to fund the center through the Levine-Sklut Family Foundation.