Explore Hillel of Silicon Valley

Hillel of Silicon Valley is a multi-campus Hillel that actively supports Jewish student groups at five local campuses plus welcomes any college age students in Silicon Valley no matter which school they attend or even if they are not currently attending school. Additionally, Hillel staff is sought out by faculty at schools without a Hillel or Jewish student group to provide support when needed on campus. We work with a largely commuter, working student population. This means that Hillel provides a normative college experience for students who are not in situations where it is easy to connect with a college community. Hillel is the first contact with the organized Jewish community for the majority of students who would most likely be lost to the Jewish people if no one was actively working to connect them. Hillel is the only Jewish and pro-Israel organization on all five principal campuses. Hillel provides the only counter balance to anti-Israel bias and activity on campus. Hillel is a safety net for students who don't have money for food, need extra support for school or personal issues and need a friendly, loving adult to turn to.

This Hillel serves: Santa Clara University; San Jose State University; Foothill College; De Anza College; West Valley College

Undergraduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (1.8%*)
5,694 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

90 Jewish Students (3.0%*)
2,975 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • 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 Other
  • Study Abroad in Israel Unknown
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 49%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Both
  • Tuition In-State $53,634
  • Tuition Out-of-State $53,634
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 42% / 4%
  • Greek Life No

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