Explore Hillel at The George Washington University

At GW Hillel, our mission is to provide the Jewish students of GW the tools they need to lead meaningful, vibrant Jewish lives. GW Hillel proudly serves more than 3,000 Jewish undergraduates and is one of the most active and rapidly growing Jewish campus communities in North America. We offer a wide array of opportunities for Jewish students of all backgrounds and interests to support their Jewish growth, placing innovation, creativity, and meaning at the forefront of our work. We are grateful that in July of 2021, we moved into our new home in the heart of downtown Washington, creating a hub for Jewish life at GW that is vibrant, warm, and welcoming.

Undergraduate Enrollment

3,000 Jewish Students (27.5%*)
10,929 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,500 Jewish Students (10.0%*)
14,955 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, 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

GW Hillel opened a dining facility in our building in January of 2023, in partnership with the university. It is a popular venue for kosher-keepers and non-kosher keepers alike, serving sandwiches and bowls (under the supervision of the OU). There are also two supermarkets within walking distance of campus that carry a limited amount of kosher chicken and kosher cheese.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

GW Hillel offers two services each Friday night, a Reform and Conservative option. We also occasionally add in alternative space services to welcome Shabbat including reflection and meditation.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 41%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $64,700
  • Tuition Out-of-State $64,700
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 98% / 9%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Gruss Scholarship for Study at Israeli Universities

The Caroline and Joseph S. Gruss Scholarship For Study At Israeli Universities has been established at The George Washington University to support and encourage recent graduates planning graduate study at an Israeli university.

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