103 W. Brooklyn St.
Gambier, Ohio
(740) 427-5228


About Kenyon Hillel

The Rothenberg Hillel House at Kenyon College serves as a meeting place for religious, educational, and social activities. The new Hillel building accommodates both small daily activities and large gatherings.

Kenyon College is ranked in the Top 50 in Jewish Population for colleges and universities in North America Kenyon is one of the nation's finest liberal arts colleges, a small school where academic excellence goes hand in hand with a strong sense of community. We bring together over 1,600 students to study with nearly 200 professors on an exceptionally beautiful hilltop campus in central Ohio. Our curriculum is rooted in the traditional liberal arts and sciences and enriched by interdisciplinary programs

There are over 300 Jewish students on our campus

Campus Information

  • Private Residential/Residential in the Midwest (Gambier, Ohio)
  • Female/Male: 55%/45%
  • Acceptance Rate: 25%
  • Out-of-State/Int'l: 78%/4%
  • Greek Life (participation rates): Female: 13%/Male: 22%

Jewish Life

  • Birthright Participation: Yes
  • Kosher Kitchen at Hillel
  • # Jewish Studies Courses: 5

Kenyon College Hillel is very proud to be opening a brand new facility for Jewish life on campus. The building house a Kosher kitchen, a chapel, a student lounge, a dining room, and the Chaplain's office. We are excited to offer a brand new space so that we may continue to welcome, engage and support Jewish life on campus. In addition, we also have a separate Town House in the North Campus Apartments that serves as a permanent Hillel living option. This separate facility houses our student managers for the year, as well as, provides us with additional programming space.

Upcoming Events

Kenyon College Hillel - High Holiday Services 2023/5784

Rosh Hashanah

Friday, September 15
6:00 PM - Rosh Hashanah Dinner at the Parish House

(Sign up by emailing Hillel@kenyon.edu with the names of everyone going to dinner)

7:30 PM – Erev Rosh Hashanah services at Rothenberg Hillel House

Saturday, September 16

10:00 AM – Rosh Hashanah morning services at Rothenberg Hillel House
4:30 PM – Community Tashlich – please meet at the Kokosing Gap Trail near the Lowry Center
For those who wish to observe the Second Day of Rosh Hashanah by attending services, Kenyon Hillel is happy to provide you with a list of Synagogues in the Columbus area

Yom Kippur

Sunday, September 24
7:30 PM – Kol Nidre services at Rothenberg Hillel House

Monday, September 25
10:00 AM – Yom Kippur morning services at Rothenberg Hillel House
5:30 PM - Yizkor (Memorial) service at Rothenberg Hillel House
6:00 PM - Neilah (Concluding) service at Rothenberg Hillel House

Immediately following Neilah, we will break the fast together at Rothenberg Hillel House at approximately 6:45 PM

Shanah Tovah! A happy and healthy New Year!