Social & Cultural Programs2022-06-16T16:49:10-04:00

Social & Cultural Programs

The Social Committee is a seriously fun planning committee. With vital duties such as organizing the annual Hanukkah Party, study breaks, and the occasional coffeehouse or basketball tournament. Hillel’s Social Committee is crucial to the overall social scene at Penn.


We are the Jewish Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex and Allied community of The University of Pennsylvania. J-Bagel is an active and diverse organization run through Penn Hillel, bridging Penn's Jewish and LGBTQIA communities, including students, faculty and staff. Reach out to coffee chat a member of board!

Penn Shabbatones

The Shabbatones are the premier Jewish a cappella group at the University of Pennsylvania. Having toured London, California, Florida, New York and more, we have brought our a cappella delight far and wide. With a repertoire of popular Israeli, American and Jewish songs, the Shabbatones' music appeals to a wide group of people. The Shabbatones also share music with local synagogues and Jewish communities. ... more >

Penn Transfers

Penn Hillel welcomes all new students, including Penn Transfers! Many Jewish transfer students are very involved with Hillel through cultural, religious and educational programming and find a home at Hillel. If you are thinking about transferring to Penn, there is a special community here of transfer students who know what you are going through! If you have any questions ... more >


Penntorship is a program to connect Penn undergraduates with amazing professionals in a variety of fields. Whether you are interested in business, law, medicine, design, technology, something else, or just don’t know yet, get involved with Penntorship! Gain access to different mentorship connections, Penn Hillel’s amazing alumni network, and a monthly speaker series with distinguished guests. Whatever opportunities you are ... more >

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