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About Hillel

Hillel of Middlebury strives to create an inclusive and welcoming community for those who identify with or are interested in Judaism.

We host a Shabbat service every Friday at 5:30 and a dinner at 6:30 at the FIC. Please feel free to join for both or either!

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Resources and Reflections: World AIDS Day 2020 and Beyond

On November 30 Visual AIDS premiered TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. For those who were not able to attend the premiere those videos are now available to stream, and we encourage you to visit the TRANSMISSIONS website to watch the films (please...

Day With(out) Art / World AIDS Day 2020

For the fifth consecutive year, the Museum and the Student Friends of the Art Museum are pleased to partner with GlobeMed, a student organization dedicated to improving global health, and the Rohatyn Center for Global Affairs to offer a series of events marking World AIDS Day. A video screening, a panel discussion with artists, a...

The Annual Purchase Party Goes Virtual

The 2020 Friends of the Art Museum Purchase Party—our 51st annual!—will be a little different this year. Due to Covid, the entire program will be presented online via Zoom. Yet, as in previous years, museum colleagues will offer presentations of three recent additions to the museum’s collection, and at the end we will give members...

Critical Changes to Campus Event Planning

There are many changes to our campus environment this fall, both physical and procedural. The occupancy capacity of all schedulable space has been significantly reduced to allow for 6’ physical distancing. In some spaces furnishings have been removed or modified to achieve this. The College’s Return to Campus Guide outlines new policy directives adopted to maintain a safe and healthy campus. The Department of Event Management has adapted our procedures to support these directives.

Virtual events will be the norm. To the fullest extent possible, meetings and events should occur through a virtual format. Virtual events that are open to the campus community and publicized on the campus Calendar of Events must be submitted via the Event Reservation Request Form so that Event Management can continue to advise on potential content conflicts. In our new virtual environment we must also be aware of limitations on our technical capacity to host large virtual events simultaneously.

Requests for in-person events in Phase 2 will be reviewed by a COVID-19 Event Review Team. Please understand that the availability of physical space and resources to safely support in-person events is extremely limited. In-person events will be few. Virtual events will be encouraged throughout all phases of reopening.

Event Hosts for in-person events will have new responsibilities. These apply to both indoor and outdoor events.

Event Host responsibilities include:

  • Ensuring all attendees wear face coverings
  • Taking attendance for contact tracing (via Presence for student events)
  • Cleaning: Disinfectant will be provided to event coordinators to disinfect high-touch surfaces as necessary throughout the event
  • Compliance w/mandated gathering size per Phase
  • Compliance w/COVID-19 Safety Max Occupancy (per location as noted in 25Live Pro)
  • Prohibiting non-College visitors including guests, speakers, presenters, etc.

Event Hosts and/or attendees found not in compliance with Return to Campus guidelines will be subject to the COVID-19 Conduct Policy & Disciplinary Process.

Please visit Event Management’s COVID-19 Impact On Events web site for additional details on these topics, as well as important information on:

  • Catering availability
  • Tents on campus
  • Cleaning standards
  • Prohibiting visitors

Black Lives Matter Resources

Hello! In response to the recent, horrific events that have reminded us of the severity of racism in our nation, the Midd Hillel community needs to take action and stand with Black lives. Please look at the following resources for ways to donate, educate yourself/others, and make proactive efforts to combat racism.

Above is a document compiled by our very own Rabbi Danielle that contains Judaism-focused resources on ways to tackle institutional racism. Additionally, see this link for resources that Yale Hillel has organized to help guide us in these efforts. Please reach out to hillel@middlebury.edu or Noah Hochfelder ’22 (nhochfelder@middlebury.edu) for any questions about these documents. Stay active and engaged!