Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel.
For 100 years, the Hillel movement has been uniquely focused on serving all kinds of Jewish students, no matter who they are or how they express their Judaism. Today, Hillel is the largest and most inclusive Jewish campus organization in the world, serving more than 140,000 Jewish students each year at 850 colleges and universities around the world. Every day, we strive to bring a spirit of genuine openness and inclusivity into everything we say and do.
Our Founding Philosophy
There isn’t one way to be Jewish. We know that expression of Jewish identity (and identity in general) comes in many forms, and just like no two people are the same, no two Jewish journeys are alike.
At Hillel, all kinds of students are invited and encouraged to bring their whole selves. Whether students keep kosher or have never attended synagogue; whether they want to participate in Shabbat or in a study group; whether they identify as Queer, Black, Ashkenazi, Sephardi, or all of the above. Hillel enables Jewish college students to freely explore what being Jewish in today’s world means to them.