About Hillel

Appalachian State Hillel is a student-based organization that provides students with the opportunity to learn more about the Jewish faith and culture. While the Hillel membership is primarily comprised of Jewish students, we also welcome non-Jewish students to our organization. We socialize, celebrate Jewish holidays and culture, and act as the Jewish voice on our campus and in the community. 

Founded in 2012 and located nearby on King Street, the Temple of the High Country (TOHC) has quickly formed a close bond with the Appalachian State Hillel. Opening their doors to Jewish and non-Jewish students for weekly Shabbat services, holiday celebrations, and potluck dinners, TOHC has provided the Appalachian State Hillel with a warm and inviting space for prayer, community, and friendship. We are proud to program with the Appalachian State University Center for Judaic, Holocaust, and Peace Studies. As a trio, we work together to strengthen, support, and preserve the Jewish faith in the High Country.

Hillel meetings or social events are held every Wednesday night from 6:30 to 7:30pm in the Watauga River Room in the Plemmons Student Union. Hillel also hosts monthly Shabbat services at the Temple of the High Country, Bagel Brunches at Boone Bagelry, and so much more! Members of Hillel observe yearly Jewish holidays and events on campus such as Sukkot on Sanford, the Mountaineer Passover Dinner, and the Maccabiah Games. 

Appalachian State Hillel aspires to be a visible, welcoming, and vibrant Jewish community partner committed to promoting Peace (Shalom), Jewish education, and engagement through social action and multiculturalism.

If you have questions, feel free to contact us at hillel.appstate@gmail.com