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Ongoing activities include student-led Shabbat services, Shabbat dinner, social events, learning, community service, and participation in Five College Hillel (with Smith College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and UMASS Amherst). High Holiday services led by Rabbi and students. Seders are held on both the first and second nights. One of the best aspects of Jewish life at Amherst is being located in the Five College area with a rapidly expanding Jewish community.

Undergraduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (10.9%*)
1,839 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1 Jewish Student (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Other
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No

Religious Services

We have weekly Shabbat dinner with pluralistic services occasionally. We also hold services on campus for the High Holidays.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 11%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $60,890
  • Tuition Out-of-State $60,890
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 86% / 9%
  • Greek Life No

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Cadigan Ctr for Religious Life
Amherst MA 01002 US
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