Explore Harvard Hillel

Harvard Hillel is the catalyst for Jewish life, community and personal exploration at this great university. Our pressing challenge is centered on students active and self-conscious choice to be Jewish, to explore the relevance of Jewish tradition to their own lives, to become active participants in a vital and dynamic culture, and to contribute with force and vision both to the Jewish community and the world at large. Inherent in this challenge is the opportunity for Hillel to contribute to a renaissance of Jewish life in America and beyond.

Undergraduate Enrollment

700 Jewish Students (9.8%*)
7,178 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

2,500 Jewish Students (52.5%*)
4,765 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 Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

There is a kosher Harvard dining hall at Hillel where all undergrads are welcome to eat as part of their regular meal plan. It is open for dinner every night except Saturday, when it is open for lunch. For grad students, we host "cheap eats" on Wednesday nights and Saturday afternoons, serving meals for $5, as well as monthly free grad Shabbat dinners. The dining hall is open for both lunch and dinner during Sukkot and Passover.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Friday nights: Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Services Saturday morning: Worship & Study Minyan, Orthodox Services, Monthly Conservative services Daily: Orthodox Shacharit, mincha, maariv Tuesdays: Conservative Egalitarian Shacharit

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 4%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $54,269
  • Tuition Out-of-State $54,269
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 85% / 13%
  • Greek Life No

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Contact Information

52 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138 US
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(617) 495-4695
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