Babson College has an actively engaged Hillel, directed by student-run Executive Board and supported by a Rabbi/Hillel Executive Director employed by the College. Our Babson College Hillel, through private funding, provides a weekly Friday night kosher Shabbat dinner and Kiddush, special holiday events and various speaking engagements on campus. The Hillel Director/Rabbi supports on-campus Torah study and evening services, when possible. Students have access to a full denominational spectrum of local synagogues nearby for weekday, Shabbat and holiday services, including a Wellesley Chabad nearby the campus. In addition, Boston and its suburbs offer a plethora of Jewish services and activities within a short drive from the Babson College campus. The Babson College Hillel works at many levels to engage our Jewish student population through an offering of diverse and creative and innovative programs, organizations and activities. It is our hope that they will choose to celebrate and explore their Jewish identities in ways that are meaningful and appealing to them. Through such programming and activities, our students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own Jewish identity; whether they wish to participate in community service, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in formal Jewish learning or attend religious services. We create a broad understanding of what it means to be Jewish by providing a safe and caring environment for students to grow religiously, socially and ethically. The Hillel Rabbi and student Executive Board are always available to meet one-on-one with students who are interested in exploring their own Jewish identity or to talk about their experience on campus.