Explore Gallaudet University Hillel

Gallaudet Hillel is the place on campus where Deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing Jewish students can freely explore and express their Jewish identity without any communication barriers. As a member of Gallaudet's Office of Campus Ministries, Gallaudet Hillel provides Jewish students with the opportunity to celebrate Jewish religious life both on campus and as members of the Metro Washington Jewish community. The Jewish community at Gallaudet experience Jewish culture through Israeli movie nights, Israeli dancing, guest lecturers, and trips to local Jewish community events. They hone their leadership skills by attending regional and national conferences for Jewish college students.

Undergraduate Enrollment

44 Jewish Students (4.1%*)
1,075 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

3 Jewish Students (0.7%*)
410 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • 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
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No

Kosher Dining

In a partnership with the Residence Life on campus, students who keep it kosher receive special housing along with a private kitchen to store their kosher food. Hillel at Gallaudet relies on a kosher catering for campus events.

Options: Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Offering Shabbat dinner bi-weekly in American Sign Language.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 61%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $17,038
  • Tuition Out-of-State $17,038
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 98% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Ely Center 117, 800 Florida Ave NE
Washington DC 20002 US
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