Explore Queens Hillel

Queens 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.

This Hillel serves: Queens College; Queensborough Community College

Undergraduate Enrollment

4,000 Jewish Students (29.6%*)
13,510 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

150 Jewish Students (5.8%*)
2,595 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator 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
  • JLIC Educator Yes
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff Yes

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

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

Religious Services

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)

Frequency: Daily

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

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for Queens College Jewish undergraduate students.

Queens College

Miriam & Morris Flatow Memorial Award

The award is given to a graduating major in Jewish Studies with the highest Grade Point Average (GPA).

Queens College

Center for Jewish Studies Award

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.

Queens College

Jan Sinnreich Award for Writing Excellence

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.

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65-30 Kissena Blvd, SU 206
Flushing NY 11367 US
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