Hillel International ranks Quinnipiac as one of the
Hillel International's college guide named Quinnipiac as one of the "top 60 private schools Jews choose" in 2015. The Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life at Quinnipiac University serves as the catalyst for an active Jewish experience.
Quinnipiac's Jewish population averages 325 students who participate in several social and religious aspects of Judaism offered throughout the year. Events at the Hereld House include weekly Sabbath services followed by dinner every Friday night during the academic year, High Holiday worship, and festival celebrations.
Rabbi Reena Judd was ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the Reform Movement's Seminary, in 1994, and has guided Quinnipiac's Jewish community for more than a decade. "It is my goal to assist students as they embark on and create their own Jewish journey. We offer them opportunities to share personal customs while learning new traditions, broadening their understanding of what it means to be Jewish and how to live a Jewish life in the 21st century."
The Peter C. Hereld House for Jewish Life, located at 560 New Road, is in close proximity to the heart of campus. The house — renovated in Fall 2012 — offers a home-like environment open to all. It is equipped with a comfortable living room with a fireplace, ping-pong table, television, wireless access, a rabbi's study, full kitchen, a deck and two meeting rooms. View a photo gallery from the dedication of the Peter C. Hereld House.
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Rabbi Reena Judd