Explore Brandeis Hillel

Brandeis Hillel creates experiences and communities focused on friendship, culture, education, social justice, Israel, and spiritual life. We offer many ways to get involved: • Shabbat and holiday dinners & lunches every week • several trips to Israel each year • supporting 20+ committees and clubs, including AIPAC, J Street, multiple theater and a cappella groups, and more • educational opportunities to explore the spiritual depth of Torah • concerts, films, classes, service projects, discussion groups, and more

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,300 Jewish Students (36.3%*)
3,577 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

600 Jewish Students (30.5%*)
1,967 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

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

Kosher Dining

Brandeis University provides a kosher meal plan that includes three meals a day seven days a week.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Brandeis Hillel provides a full range of weekday, Shabbat and holiday services. The Orthodox minyan meets daily for morning, afternoon and evening services. Weekly Shabbat options include Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox services. Most weeks we also have a Reconstructionist service, a “partnership minyan� and other creative options. Brandeis Hillel offers multiple service options on all major holidays.

Frequency: Daily

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 30%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $59,408
  • Tuition Out-of-State $59,408
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 70% / 20%
  • Greek Life No

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Brandeis University, MS 205 415 South Street
Waltham MA 02454-9110 US
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781-736-3570
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