Hillel is the Jewish Student Organization for Wake Forest University (WFU). The purposes of Hillel are to serve the social, cultural and religious needs of the Jewish students at WFU and to improve the understanding of Jewish culture and Judaism among the students, faculty, and staff of the university. In the last few years, the number of Jewish students attending Wake has grown rapidly, with our listserv more than doubling, and UG Jewish student enrollment increasing to totals between 300-350. With the increased enrollment, WFU has hired a Director of Jewish Life, who provides pastoral leadership to Jewish students, staff, and faculty including opportunities for worship, prayer, mentoring, and counseling. The Director of Jewish Life at WFU also oversees the worship, meeting, and office space for Jewish life at the university, is a resource to WFU Hillel, and advocates for the spiritual and logistical needs of Jewish students at Wake Forest. Programming includes social get togethers, such as bagel brunches or pizza socials, holiday & Shabbat programming, including monthly Shabbat dinners and services, On-Campus Rosh Hashanah Services, Sukkot meals, Shabbat programs for Homecoming and Parents weekend, Prospective Jewish Student weekend/Shabbaton, Judaism 101 courses, volunteer and social action programming, coordinating with food services on Kosher and Kosher-style food, Passover Seders, Purim carnival, Israel Education Week, Israel -Birthright trips (through NC Hillel), Alternative Spring Break, guest speakers and programming opportunities. Hillel is also engaged actively in interfaith programming and is a partner in the President`s Interfaith Youth Corps Challenge. Academically, WFU will begin an interdisciplinary Jewish Studies minor in fall 2015 with course offerings in religion, political science, history, sociology, and English departments, among others. The Divinity school offers classes in Biblical Hebrew that can be used to fulfill language requirements. WFU also has a faculty exchange program with Hebrew University, and its documentary film program has an active partnership with Yad Vashem in developing Holocaust related films. On the graduate level, WFU offers Law and Medical students the opportunity to attend Hillel functions and also partner with national Jewish associations. Jewish students are involved actively in Greek life, including the Jewish fraternity AEP. Wake Forest University is a NCAA Division 1 school, and there are several Hillel members who play in Varsity sports.