Achim, or 'Brothers' in Hebrew, was founded in January 2010 by a group of Jewish men at Dickinson College. We aim to foster a brotherhood among inclined male students at Dickinson College of Jewish faith; to serve as a support mechanism for the same; to add to the vivacity and strength of Jewish Life on campus, especially for members of our organization; to serve, in name and in action, as honourable representatives of the Jewish people; and to encourage vigorous participation in social and philanthropic activities in both the Dickinson and Carlisle communities. Our members come from around the nation and around the world, including students from Switzerland, Uruguay, Israel and more!

If you would like to get in contact with us, please send us an email at!

Achim Group Picture

Achim Members - Fall 2014


Achim members building the Sukkah at the Asbell Center for Jewish Life.

a photo of a student

I am a junior in college and a double major in physics and mathematics. I discovered Achim during my freshman year at an Activities Fair. Since then I have been involved in Jewish Life and have held various board positions in Achim. During my presidency, I hope to further the involvement of Achim with the other Jewish life groups on campus, strengthen the internal brotherhood of the group, and increase Achim's impact on the overall Jewish male presence on campus!

Executive Board:

  • President: Kyle Liss '16
  • Vice President: Jacob Grant '17
  • Exchequer: Phil Safran '17
  • Scribe: Matt Berman '18
  • Brother at Large: Jack Marcus '17
  • Matt Brown
  • Uri Tammuz
  • Sam Moller
  • Jack Marcus
  • Matt Berman
  • Jacob Grant
  • Ben Simmonds
Achim, Bone Marrow

Achim’s Gift of Life Bone Marrow Registry Drive-JCC Harrisburg

Achim Events
Fall 2014
We held a bake sale in the HUB
We had a good time building the Sukkah for the Asbell Center
We held various brotherhood bowling nights and brotherhood wing nights
We had a great turnout for our Gift of Life Bone Marrow Drive at the JCC in Harrisburg
We had Amy Rubin speak at the Asbell Center on Save A Child's Heart

Achim Events
Spring 2013
We will be leading services throughout the semester at the Asbell Center! 
We will be holding monthly open dinners for new members. Dates will be announced!
We will be having monthly social events for members, such as Laser Tag, Bowling, and much more!

Fall 2012
We held a philanthropy event with Delta Sigma Phi and raised money for Save a Child's Heart Foundation.
We led Shabbat Services at the Asbell Center on 26 October.
We co-hosted Speed Dating with Hillel on 19 September.
We had another great turn out for the Sukkah 'building' at the Asbell Center!

Spring 2012
We have raised money and support for Dickinson College's Relay for Life, held Friday 30 March in the Kline Center.
We held a post-Relay barbeque on the lawn of the Asbell Center on Sunday 01 April. See pictures below!
We hosted a Shabbat service on 13 April with the Chabad of Harrisburg.
We are currently planning Pesach programming with the Asbell Center

Fall 2011 
We had a great turn out for the 'building' of the Sukkah at the Asbell Center, see pictures below!
We held a barbeque fundraiser on Morgan Field to raise funds for the Save a Child's Heart foundation!
We are, without end, selling bracelets for the Save a Child's Heart Foundation. If you wish to purchase one ($2 per bracelet, and all profits go to the foundation), speak to one of our members.

Fall 2010
We cosponsored a Hanukkah party with Hillel, and it was a resounding success! Rabbi Shmuel Pewzner of the Chabad of Harrisburg brought us a six-foot-tall electric menorah, which we lit in a special ceremony. Then we joined a diverse group of students

Spring 2010
We held a festive Purim meal, led by Rabbi Mendy Pewzner of Harrisburg PA. Rabbi Pewzner read the traditional scroll, the Megillah, detailing the story of the holiday.