70 Years at 912 West State Street


This school year is our 70th in our current location.  We intend to celebrate the whole year, so we are asking for pictures and memories.  Please send in your pictures and memorials (email to hillel@purduehillel.org) and we will share them throughout the year in the newsletters and here on our webpage in honor of our 70th Anniversary year.

The Lot

The barren lot before Hillel came to fruition.

The First Ground Break

The fouders breaking the first ground where Hillel still stands today.

Hillel Student Board members

The Hillel Student Board with Rabbi Finesilver circa May 1955.

Pictured (listed left to right)
Standing: Bruce Hershman – Religious Chairman, Al Eppel – Tau Epsilon Phi Representative, Barry Klein – Alpha Epsilon Pi Representative and Editor Hillel File, Burt Cohen – Program Committee Co-Chairman, Mark Levi – Program Committee Co-Chairman, Roger Resek – Treasurer, Harvey Ceaser – Athletic Chairman, Leonard Malech – House Committee Chairman, Harvey Meieran – Publicity Committee Chairman, Jerry Freeman – Sigma Alpha Mu Representative
Seated: Loen Shohet – Secretary, Sanda Goodman – Interfaith Co-Chairman, Peggy Hauptman – First Vice President, Alexander Feinsilver – Advisor, Bob Goldenberg – President, Barbara Weinberg – Social Committee Chairman, Don Stone – Second Vice President

Hillel Student Board meeting

Hillel Student Board members amidst a meeting.

Left to Right: Bob Goldenberg (President), Roger Resek (Treasurer), Don Stone (Second Vice President), Peggy Hauptman (First Vice President), Leon Shohet (Secretary)

Student Board Main Members

Another picture featuring Hillel Student Board members Loen Shohet, Peggy Hauptman, Bob Goldenberg, Don Stone, and Roger Resek.

Hillel studies

Students taking a study break at the Hillel facility.

Some Hillel fun

Students playing cards in the Hillel building.

Students from the 50s

Celebration circa September 1977

Photo outside Hillel from late 70s

New house rules list

Student photo from May 1956

Tau Epsilon Phi event