Explore Kentucky Hillel

Activities include Erev Shabbat dinners, pizza parties, social action projects, hiking in nearby state parks, Passover seder, Chanukah and Sukkot parties, etc. Local Reform and Conservative congregations welcome students for holiday and Shabbat services and various congregational activities. JSO/Hillel serves as the representative of Jewish students and the local Jewish community on the UK campus. It is our goal to provide students an avenue to social, educational, spiritual, and affiliational aspects of Judaism. We aim to reach out to undergraduate, graduate and professional students on the UK campus as well as those at all of the other institutions of higher education in the Central Kentucky area. The organization is flexible, dynamic and student-centered.

Undergraduate Enrollment

15 Jewish Students (0.1%*)
14,143 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

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

Jewish Experience

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

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 87%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $9,806
  • Tuition Out-of-State $19,878
  • Out-of-State/Int’l N/A
  • Greek Life Yes

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439 Marquis Ave
Lexington KY 40502 US
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