Explore Brown RISD Hillel

Nationally recognized for a bold approach to programming and leadership, BRH is an innovative community center and global Jewish launch pad serving students from two world-class institutions–Brown University and The Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). At BRH, students shape initiatives rooted in Jewish learning, the arts, culinary traditions, global peoplehood, and beyond. Led by a distinguished cohort of Jewish professionals, BRH is a platform that welcomes the full breadth of Jewish students – a place where students can pursue their passions, grow personally, and strengthen their connectivity to Jewish experience, identity, and meaning. BRH is redefining the possibilities of Jewish student life, demonstrating the positive influence a broadly diverse Hillel can have on the university ecosystems in which it thrives.

This Hillel serves: Brown University; Rhode Island School of Design

Undergraduate Enrollment

150 Jewish Students (7.5%*)
2,009 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

30 Jewish Students (6.1%*)
491 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 None
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Meeting one-on-one with students who have individual dining needs helps ensure that your dining experience is safe, delicious, and social. If you have a food allergy/special diet concern or require a special diet in accordance with religious practices (i.e. Kosher or Halal), please contact Maureen Young by phone 401-709-8508, email [email protected].

Options: Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

BRH supports a broad network of students who are reinterpreting our Jewish traditions in ways that reflect their own lived experiences, questions, and hopes. Our model helps weave Jewish ideas and ambiance into the intellectual and social fabric of the universities. Through Shabbat dinners, Jewish learning, cultural excursions, and more, BRH fosters Jewish pride and growth. An array of programming and initiatives allow students to connect with Judaism on their own terms, enabling every Jewish student to discover their own stake in Jewish history and global Jewish peoplehood.

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 26%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $54,890
  • Tuition Out-of-State $54,890
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 96% / 32%
  • Greek Life No

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