Explore CUNY, John Jay Hillel

Hillel at John Jay serves a tight-knit Jewish community on a large commuter urban campus located near Columbus Circle in Manhattan. At John Jay, Hillel offers free kosher lunch once a week, Jewish learning and Israel education programs, a space in the center of campus to take a break in between classes, leadership opportunities, coffee dates with Hillel staff and interns, and so much more! Hillel is a great way to make friends and find a community on a large campus. Plus, being a part of Hillel at John Jay also connects Jewish students to our other schools in Manhattan, coming together for off-campus events around NYC, shabbatons, conferences, and more. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the Jewish undergraduate and graduate students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel provides quality programming, student engagement, leadership opportunities and professional support to the John Jay College community in order to: promote the values of pluralism, tikkun olam, Israel, and the Jewish world so that students can develop significant relationships and meaningful Jewish experiences.

Undergraduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (1.5%*)
13,746 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

2 Jewish Students (0.1%*)
2,134 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

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

Kosher Dining

Hillel provides a free kosher lunch on a weekly basis. John Jay students are also welcome to use the kosher cafeteria at Lander College one block away.

Options: Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 41%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Commuter
  • Tuition In-State $7,470
  • Tuition Out-of-State $19,140
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 3% / 3%
  • Greek Life No

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