Explore Queens HillelQueens Hillel envisions a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. We seek to achieve this by creating meaningful Jewish experiences, embracing both the distinctively Jewish and universally human inherent in Judaism, organizing community service opportunities, connecting civic engagement with Jewish values, and promoting Jewish pluralism and constructive dialogue. Queens Hillel serves Jewish students from a myriad of Jewish backgrounds. Our students represent more diversity in religious traditions, ethnicities, levels of Jewish education and communal involvement, socioeconomic backgrounds, and academic profiles than any other campus in the United States. We serve “commuters” (who come to campus and then go home) and “residents” (who live in the dormitory or neighborhood apartments) alike. And perhaps most importantly, our students represent the future of the New York Jewish community, as the vast majority will likely stay close to home after graduation. Since our founding in 1947, our primary campus community has been Queens College, the 7th largest Jewish campus population in the nation. Today, we’re an award-winning Hillel, serving thousands of students across the borough of Queens. As the only pluralistic Jewish organization focused on college-aged young adults in the borough, Queens College Hillel recently became Queens Hillel - an organization holistically serving every Jewish student in the borough, ensuring all of their needs - hearts, minds and stomachs - are cared for.
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*Percent of population
- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
- Kosher Food Available Yes
- Birthright Israel Participation Yes
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
- Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
- Israel Fellow Yes
QC offers a Dairy Food Truck located outside the Student Union on Mondays - Thursdays, and fresh Kosher sushi can be purchased in the Student Union on Mondays-Thursdays. There are also kosher grab and go sandwiches, salads and snacks available in the Student Union, Cafeteria, Science Building and the Library. Additionally, there are many kosher restaurants located around the college, all within a 10-15 walk. QC Hillel offers catered kosher meals on select Shabbatons and holidays.
Options: Kosher food available nearby
Daily: Shacharit (8:00am) in Hillel's Beit Midrash (Student Union #206) Mincha (varies, be in touch for details) in Hillel's Beit Midrash (Student Union #206) Weekly: Shabbat Shacharit (9:00am) in Hillel's Beit Midrash (Student Union #206) Se'udah Shlishit with Havdallah (15 minutes before sundown) at The Brukirers (be in touch for details)
Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism
We have a full-time Licensed Clinical Social worker on our staff, and host 2-3 MSW Interns every year. Our kosher food pantry, The Grocery Box, is one of a kind, serving students and their families across the borough. We also support student-led wellness programming every week and work closely with wellness and counseling departments on each of the campuses we serve.
Additional Campus Information
- Private/Public Public
- Acceptance Rate 49%
- U.S. Region Northeast
- Commuter/Residential Commuter
- Tuition In-State $6,930
- Tuition Out-of-State $18,600
- Out-of-State/Int’l 2% / 6%
- Greek Life Yes
Trips & Experiences
Check out some of the scholarships available for Queens College Jewish undergraduate students.
The award is given to a graduating major in Jewish Studies with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA).
The award is granted to a student/s who has promoted the health and wellbeing of the Academic Program on campus, generally a work-study student and/or the Editors of the annual Journal.
The award is presented to the student who has written the best undergraduate paper in a Jewish Studies course at Queens College during the academic year.
The Hillel College Guide aims to provide you with a snapshot of each local Hillel’s makeup and offerings. We recognize that there may be more information you need in order to better understand the campus reality, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. If you would like additional information about a given campus’ offerings or action steps in those areas, please reach out to us at [email protected].