Explore M.I.T. HillelThe Massachusetts Institute of Technology, situated on the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge, is known for its plethora of Nobel laureates, student hacks (technically intricate practical jokes) and demanding academic environment. The Hillel at MIT acknowledges its special environment by encouraging students to participate in stimulating Jewish experiences as well as to develop both Jewish applications to and Israel connections with their work. MIT`s Jewish students come from across the globe and are equally divided between undergraduate and graduate students.
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- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
- Kosher Food Available Yes
- Birthright Israel Participation No
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
- Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
- Israel Fellow No
MIT operates a kosher servery, under the supervision of the Vaad Harabonim (Vaad Hakashrus) of Massachusetts, within the main cafeteria on campus. There is no additional charge to any diner who chooses this option, and all diners can eat side-by-side together.
Options: University meal plan-no extra cost
Conservative and Orthodox services both meet on Friday night when school is in session. On Saturday morning, there is an Orthodox service during the school year. The Reform Chavurah meets approximately once a month. The Conservative minyan meets once a semester on Shabbat morning as part of a Shabbaton.
Frequency: Friday and Saturday
Additional Campus Information
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- Private/Public Private
- Acceptance Rate 7%
- U.S. Region Northeast
- Commuter/Residential Residential
- Tuition In-State $53,450
- Tuition Out-of-State $53,450
- Out-of-State/Int’l 91% / 10%
- Greek Life Yes
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