Explore Hillel Jewish University Center of Pittsburgh

Set between the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the Hillel Jewish University Center provides Jewish opportunities for students throughout Pittsburgh. With social, educational, political and social justice programming, Hillel JUC provides students with a holistic college experience including a home away from home and extensive leadership training and opportunities. The Hillel JUC also provides weekly Shabbat services for Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox students and dinner that serves on average 120 students.

This Hillel serves: University of Pittsburgh; Chatham University; Carnegie Mellon University; Duquesne University

Undergraduate Enrollment

400 Jewish Students (5.5%*)
7,308 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (2.4%*)
8,453 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Kosher Mediterranean food is served daily in the Tartans Pavilion food court. In addition, there is a wide selection of kosher "grab & go" sandwiches in the University Center.

Options: Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 15%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $59,864
  • Tuition Out-of-State $59,864
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 86% / 22%
  • Greek Life Yes

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4607 Forbes Ave
Pittsburgh PA 15213 US
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