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.

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
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus 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

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

Aspen Mitzvah Scholarship

The Department of World Languages & Literatures offers renewable scholarships of up to $1,000 to students enrolling in and completing second- and third-year modern Hebrew sequences. The award will be used to meet tuition costs and related educational expenses at Portland State University.

Portland State University

Cogan Memorial Scholarship

The Sara Glasgow Cogan Memorial Scholarship is awarded annually to full-time Judaic Studies majors or minors who undertake credit-bearing internships in local Jewish communal and cultural organizations. This scholarship will cover the cost of internship for six credits of tuition for 1-3 students.

Portland State University

Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship

The Abigail Jacobs-Kaufman Scholarship awards $500-$1,000 annually to 1-2 full-time Judaic Studies majors or minors who are pursuing a degree in Judaic Studies, and demonstrate financial need to cover tuition. Applicants will be selected on the basis of academic performance and demonstrated financial need.

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PO Box 1547
Portland OR 97207 US
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