Explore Middlebury College Hillel

Hillel, the Jewish students` organization on campus, strives to embrace all students` varying religious and communal needs. Approximately 15% of Middlebury`s student body is Jewish, and members of Hillel have included students from all denominations of Judaism. The Middlebury College Jewish Center is the locale of a rich and varied program of lectures, discussions, brunches, and regular Shabbat evening services and dinners, and includes a dairy/vegetarian kitchen. The Middlebury dining halls always have a vegetarian menu but have no kosher meal plan. Middlebury students are the driving force behind their Hillel, creating dynamic and student centered cultural, social and religious programming. This is a warm, welcoming environment where students are constantly learning from each other to deepen their Jewish identities and experience.

Undergraduate Enrollment

300 Jewish Students (10.6%*)
2,837 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
79 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

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

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

Hillel offers a lively, student-led Kabbalat Shabbat service each Friday followed by a home-cooked dinner. We also offer High Holiday services for both days of Rosh Hashanah (day one on campus and day two in town at the local Havurah) and Yom Kippur (on campus), all led by our campus rabbi and visiting cantor. Services are egalitarian and pluralistic, drawing from a range of tunes and liturgies, using Hebrew and English. Hillel holds Passover seders and celebrates all Jewish holidays in session.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 15%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $62,000
  • Tuition Out-of-State $62,000
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 95% / 11%
  • Greek Life No

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Contact Information

The Scott Center, 135 S. Main Street, Middlebury College
Middlebury VT 05753 US
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