Berelson Center

Campus Jewish Life and the student run Hillel are located at the Berelson Center. We are part of Bucknell's Office of Chaplains and Religious Life and the principal entities devoted to Jewish Life at Bucknell. We offer programs that affirm and celebrate Jewish life and contribute to the growth, enrichment and education of the Bucknell community.


Berelson Center is the place where students, faculty and staff strive to create an inclusive, pluralistic Jewish community on campus. Students are encouraged to share familiar customs, experience and learn about something new, and explore their own sense of Jewish identity while at Bucknell.

Jewish Life at a Glance

  • Weekly Kabbalat Shabbat Services (Friday night)
  • Weekly Shabbat dinner (Friday night)
  • Sukkah building and decorating
  • Sunday Bagel Brunches
  • Holocaust remembrance
  • Tzedakah/social justice
  • Social events
  • Trips off campus
  • Holiday celebrations
  • High Holy Day services and meals
  • Taglit-Birthright trips to Israel
  • Passover Seders, lunches and dinners for the week, plus snacks
  • Massages during finals
  • Meeting Hillel students from other universities
  • Israel programming
  • Jewish art, dance and music
  • Anything else your imagination can bring

Bucknell Hillel

  • Organized and run by a student executive board in conjunction with Rabbi Chana Leslie Glazer, Chaplain for the Jewish Community and Adviser of Bucknell Hillel and the Jewish Faculty and Staff Advisory Board.
  • Located at the Berelson Center for Jewish Life and open to any Bucknell student.
  • Students may attend conferences sponsored by Hillel International and have access to their programming and guidance.

Jewish Life at Bucknell

Your Jewish Connection

The Rabbi coordinates student Jewish religious life, Jewish culture, informal education, community service and other social activities. These activities are open to all members of the Bucknell Community. Her office is upstairs at the Berelson Center where students, faculty and staff are welcome to come by and visit, bring ideas and your concerns. If you would like card access to the Berelson Center, please contact her.

Rabbi GlazerRabbi Glazer welcomes seekers - anyone looking to deepen their Jewish or spiritual connections, and any and all opportunities for using the tools of Jewish Tradition and Culture to enrich our lives and our spirits. She looks forward to meeting you and finding out what activities you would like to see happening at the Berelson Center!


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