Photograph of Hillel students at Chanukah auction, circa 1995
Photograph of Hillel students at Chanukah auction, circa 1995
Hillel group of UNLV mock wedding ceremony, circa 1995

Hillel at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was founded in 1976 by Roberta Sabbath. Jewish Federation director Jerry Countess encouraged Sabbath to start a Hillel group and provided funding of $3,000 for the first year. Hillel is a national organization that engages Jewish students on university campuses and encourages them to stay involved in Judaism. It provides activities, a way for Jewish students to network, and an on-campus Jewish community. Hillel's programming includes social and holiday events, educational speakers, and Shabbat services and dinners. It also collaborates with other organizations such as Chabad and Taglit-Birthright Israel. 

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