Spiritual Life

Working to facilitate spiritual development and meet the spiritual needs of students.

Office of Spiritual Life

We coordinate activities to promote development and leadership skills in Simmons students, and we encourage their spiritual development. We help students connect to the larger community of their neighborhoods in the city by organizing opportunities for students to serve people in need through community service. We support students on an individual basis by providing referrals to local houses of worship and offering spiritual directing. The Office of Spiritual Life  (OSL) is an opportunity for inter-faith, inter-cultural programming, and dialogue for the entire Simmons community.

Stop by the Office of Spiritual Life during office hours or schedule an appointment with any of our staff members. The OSL staff can be reached as a group via email.

The Colleges of the Fenway also offer a variety of religious opportunities.

Simmons Interfaith Team

The Simmons Interfaith Team (SIT) is a group of students who are interested in being interfaith leaders on the Simmons campus. The team meets weekly to plan interfaith events and programming for the Simmons community, while also building community with each other.

Students apply to be on SIT and are trained in interfaith discussions and event planning. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Bonnie-Jeanne Casey.

Resources

Simmons also encourages students to balance their spiritual life with their college experience by providing resources and making accommodations on the Residence Campus to support students who want to live a faithful life. Resources are listed below for each of the various religious communities.

The Catholic Student Association (CSA) is dedicated to fostering Catholic community at Simmons through worship, dialogue, service, and programming in order to broaden the social, spiritual, and intellectual horizons of its members. CSA is an opportunity to be a part of something that supports Simmons students' spiritual growth while also supporting your own faith development in your life here at college. If you are interested in Catholic life on campus, serving as community leader, and helping our community grow, please get in touch with the Catholic Chaplain or send us an email

Learn more about religion and daily life at Simmons. 

Simmons Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian community affiliated with Real Life Boston and Campus Crusade for Christ International. We seek to encourage other Christians on campus as well as create a safe space for spiritual discussion and growth for those exploring faith. We host weekly life groups, attend events on and off campus, and host events that help further our mission on campus.

For more information, send us an email.

Jewish Life at Simmons

Hillel at Simmons is your center for Jewish life on campus, offering social, cultural, religious, and educational programming throughout the year. Simmons Hillel offers many different events on campus, such as Shabbat dinners, holidays programs such as Sukkot and Passover, social events such as bagel brunches and ice cream socials, and frequently holds joint events with other local colleges and universities.  

Learn more about religion and daily life at Simmons. 

Executive Board Members:

The Jewish community at Simmons is always looking for new leadership and interest! We hope to meet you soon!

Advisor: Miriam Berkowitz Blue
President: Lena Lax
Vice President: Ariella Brown
Treasurer: Hannah Sieber
Nina Louison
Natalie Levin-Schwartz
Lizi FineSarah Patrick

Simmons Hillel is staffed part-time by Simmons Hillel Director. Miriam is available to meet with students regarding personal or religious issues, as well as just to chat. She is able to help you arrange attending Boston area Shabbat services, signing up to prepare your own kosher meals and so much more! 

Contact Us

Simmons Hillel Facebook
Phone: (617) 521-2137
Send an email

Simmons Hillel is supported by the Simmons Office of Spiritual Life, Simmons Office for Student Leadership and Activities, The Office of the Dean for Student Life, and Hillel Council of New England.

Welcome to Simmons: Assalama alaikum!

The Simmons Islamic Society (SIS), formerly the Muslim Students Association, is a student organization which focuses on establishing a comfortable environment for the Muslim community within the institution. We not only work to meet the needs, both social and religious of our fellow sisters, but also work towards meeting the needs of our religious and non-religious communities at large. SIS is a diverse group of women who are passionate about serving community, proud of their religious heritage, and welcoming to all.

Learn more about religion and daily life at Simmons. 

Executive Board Members: 

President: Ridha Abidshah
Vice President: Maryam Derdari
Secretary: Sarah Haque
Treasurer: Fatima Chowdhury
Public Relations Representative: Nadeen Abuhassan 
Historians: Aiza Zia and Nadwa Ibrahim
SGA Representative: Aisha Lawal
JCAB Officer: Norah Ismail

Contact Us

Sumaira Afzal, Advisor to the Muslim Community
617-521-2497
Send an email
Office of Spiritual Life, MCB W009

Simmons Islamic Society
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Simmons Islamic Society List-serv
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Office of Spiritual Life

Main College Building, Room W009

Bonnie-Jeanne Casey

Director of the Office of Spiritual Life

Miriam Berkowitz Blue

Hillel Director