About Us

What We Do

Hillel of Greater MetroWest NJ (Hillel GMW) aims to create a strong, welcoming and inclusive Jewish community on campus, to facilitate meaningful experiences for students, to foster Jewish education and awareness, and to help develop and grow students’ Jewish identities and their relationship with the world. Hillel GMW is a program affiliated with Rutgers University Hillel, and funded by the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest. It includes the following campuses:

Montclair State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Seton Hall University, Fairleigh Dickinson University (Florham), Kean University, and Rutgers University (Newark)


Each campus has their own operating student executive board, and maintains their own individual programming and events, in addition to multi-campus events that Hillel GMW hosts. Hillel offers students resources and opportunities for learning, travel opportunities including Birthright Israel and Alternative Break, regular Shabbat services and dinners, social and educational programming and events, connects students to local synagogues and job opportunities, and more! 

Who We Are


Rebekah is a graduate of Rutgers University (where she sang in Hillel's a capella group, Kol Halayla) and she also has earned a certificate in Jewish Education for Adolescents and Emerging Adults from Hebrew Union College. She is currently completing a certificate from Cornell University in Diversity & Inclusion. Rebekah has been with Hillel GMW for 3 years, and loves working on campus with college students. In her spare time, Rebekah enjoys cooking, playing outside with her daughter, working on home decorating projects, and currently bakes approximately 12 challot a week! 

Contact Rebekah directly: 

E: bekah@hillelgmw.org

C: 973-524-0443

Rebekah Adelson, Director

Now Hiring!

Digital Intern:

This is an unpaid internship for a currently enrolled student at one of our 6 campuses in Hillel GMW. Weekly hours vary, but will be approximately 2-3 hours a week. Responsibilities include updating our data entry system, website, and social media accounts. Please email bekah@hillelgmw.org if you have any questions or are interested in applying!