Explore George Mason University Hillel

From the moment we are born we make choices; what to eat, when to sleep, which sports team to follow, to ask someone on a date and more. Some choices are random and some can deeply affect our lives. One of them is choosing your college, and more importantly- choosing Jewish life on campus. We invite you to make the best choice of your life and join our wonderful Jewish community here at Mason Hillel, located at George Mason University in Virginia. In our family, you would find friends for life, Jewish connection and education like never before, and a place you can always feel like home. You can join us for our delicious Kosher Shabbat Dinners, fun and interactive holiday programs, Jewish learning classes, leadership training, pro-Israeli events and a summer trip to Israel. Mason Hillel, is a student-driven organization, that allows you to create your own Jewish identity, and build your own Jewish home away from home. Our staff and volunteers are here to support you. It is your choice to embrace Jewish life with Mason Hillel. We are here for any choice to follow.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (3.8%*)
26,447 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (2.1%*)
12,035 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 Minor
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, 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 food is served for dinner in the GMU dining hall Sunday-Thursday nights. It is located in the main dining hall so it is accessible on the university meal plan without additional cost. Kosher food is provided on Shabbat/holidays through Hillel.

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

Religious Services

Mason Hillel hosts Shabbat service and dinner every other Shabbat, alternating with our Chabad friends on campus, to ensure a free Kosher-Shabbat dinner every week for every student. In addition, we are holding a monthly Havdalah program, High-Holidays services and meals, Jewish and Hebrew classes by our amazing staff, and Jewish holidays celebrations during the academic year.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 87%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $9,795
  • Tuition Out-of-State $33,959
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 19% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

George Mason University

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GMU Hillel, 4400 University Dr
Fairfax VA 22030 US
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