- Hillel at the University of Minnesota is a friendly on-campus meeting place for commuter and residential students from all backgrounds. Hillel provides a warm environment where Jewish students can explore their Jewish identity, celebrate Jewish life, and build community. Programs represent a wide range of Jewish social, cultural, educational, social action and religious interests. These include: barbecues, community service projects, Shabbat dinners, weekly Israeli folk dancing, grad student potluck dinners, weekly Torah study, and an annual Hanukkah lunch. Many activities vary from year to year based on student interest and initiatives. In recent years students have initiated an outdoor adventure program, a monthly women¿s Rosh Hodesh group, a Hebrew conversation group and a beit cafe/coffee house. Hillel activities take place not only in the Hillel building but also in different locations on campus and throughout the Twin Cities.