Established in Blacksburg in the late 1940s, Hillel at Virginia Tech is the heart of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universitys Jewish community. With a broad array of programming, it has become the community center and home for more Jewish students than any other Virginia university and is nationally recognized as a role model for Jewish campus life. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish college students and instill in them a sense of responsibility and belonging to the greater Jewish community in the years following their studies. In fact, a students involvement in Hillel is the single greatest predictor of future leadership in the Jewish community; 94% of students impacted by the Hillel movement say being Jewish will be important to them after graduation. As we celebrate our sixth year in the beautiful Malcolm Rosenberg Hillel Center for Jewish Life, we estimate that more than 2,000 Jewish students study at Virginia Tech and we are seeing more and more high school students and families tour our building as they consider an application to the university.