Hillel at Syracuse University celebrated its 60th anniversary last month with special events featuring alumni and celebrities.
Hillel at Syracuse Student Board President accepts the Orange Circle Award.
Founded in 1951, Hillel at Syracuse University seeks to create meaningful opportunities for students to explore social, educational, cultural, and religious programs which add value to their collegiate experience. The Miriam Loewy Friend Hillel Program at the Winnick Hillel Center for Jewish Life serves as the center for Jewish life on the campus of Syracuse University.
The celebration began with "An Evening with Max Weinberg" on Thursday October 15. Weinberg, the E Street Band drummer who was the bandleader on Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien for 17 years, spoke about his life, career, and Jewish identity in a program sponsored by the university and Hillel.
The next day featured an alumni panel on the history of Jewish life on Syracuse's campus. The event, called "Spanning the Decades of Jewish Life" brought alumni who graduated at various points in Hillel at Syracuse's history from 1950 to 2010. This panel was followed by the presentation of an Orange Circle Award to Hillel at Syracuse by former Syracuse football player Floyd Little.
Read more about Max Weinberg's presentation at The NewsHouse.