Explore Greater Portland Hillel

Founded in 2008, PDX Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.

This Hillel serves: Portland State University; Reed College; Portland Community College; Lewis & Clark College; University of Portland

Undergraduate Enrollment

300 Jewish Students (1.9%*)
15,676 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (2.0%*)
5,132 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • 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

Religious Services

We host egalitarian, student-led services on the Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College campuses, followed by dinner.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 96%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Commuter
  • Tuition In-State $7,200
  • Tuition Out-of-State $22,320
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 23% / 3%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Portland State University Jewish undergraduate students.

Portland State University

Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarship

The Harold Schnitzer Family Scholarships offer Judaic Studies majors renewable tuition support of $5,000-$7,000 annually for a student's entire undergraduate career at PSU (up to a maximum of four years). Applicants may be entering first-year students, transfer students, and current PSU students who are pursuing their B.A. in Judaic Studies.

Portland State University

Shleifer Scholarship

The Lois Berlin, John May, Ida & Sam Shleifer Endowed Scholarship consists of $5,000 in tuition support awarded annually. Must be a current undergraduate in good standing at Portland State University.

Portland State University

Lokey Israel Travel Scholarship

The Lorry I. Lokey Endowed Fund for Israel Scholarship provides between $1,000 and $5,000 annually for a Judaic Studies major to travel to and study abroad in Israel. Explore study abroad opportunities through the International Affairs: Education Abroad office.

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PO Box 1547
Portland OR 97207 US
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