Formally founded in 2002, Kehillat Hillel Ha’azinu (KHH) consisted of a small group of students from the five college community who were interested in enjoying Shabbat together. They would get together to daven and cook Shabbat meals, and spend time together as a community.

Today, we have gone from a couple of members to well over 50 and still growing! We have gone from small home cooked meals to having over 50 students for Shabbat lunch. We have the BEST OU sponsored JLIC couple, Chag, and Shabbat davening, learning, Kosher Dining through UMass, and more!

We are also one of the major campuses considered prospective students who are interested in a strong orthodox presence. Each semester students from around the United States visit UMass Amherst and KHH. If you come and visit us here at UMass, you will too see the excitement we have for KHH. We encourage and welcome everybody and anybody to our community.

We have the opportunity to create something special, and we are taking it.

Our community at a glance

• 50+ community members and growing!

• Student led board

• OU sponsored JLIC couple

• Warm Shabbat experience

• Weekly shiurim (by students, JLIC, and guest speakers)

• Shabbat, Chag, and daily davening

• Kosher Dining (through UMass Dining Services)

• A member of the UMass Amherst greater Hillel community