Explore Santa Cruz Hillel

Santa Cruz Hillel is a home away from home for Jewish students at the University of California Santa Cruz, Cabrillo College, and CSU-Monterey Bey. We seek to provide a vibrant and welcoming community, regardless of knowledge or background. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Our goal is to share our Jewish values and experiences to positively enhance campus culture through our partnerships, presence on campus, and in the community.

Undergraduate Enrollment

150 Jewish Students (2.2%*)
6,794 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
817 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

Santa Cruz Hillel offers bi-weekly Shabbat dinners, Jewish holiday celebrations, Birthright trips, Jewish learning opportunities and fellowships, and community-building events.

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Unknown
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered No
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 75%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $7,147
  • Tuition Out-of-State $19,027
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 2% / 6%
  • Greek Life Yes

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222 Cardiff Place
Santa Cruz CA 95060 US
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