Explore Hillels of Westchester

Founded in 1995 and separately incorporated in 2004, Hillels of Westchester is a campus-based organization that serves the more than 1,000 Jewish students at Purchase College, Manhattanville College, Pace University Pleasantville, Sarah Lawrence College, Westchester Community College and Iona University. We offer students of diverse backgrounds a broad array of unique experiences that nurture and deepen their Jewish identities whether spiritual, philosophical, historic, cultural, social, or ethical. We partner with Westchester rabbis, local, national and international organizations and other groups for programs to enhance Jewish learning and scholarship, as well as support the diverse identities of our campuses.

This Hillel serves: Iona University; Pace University Law School; Pace University, Pleasantville; Sarah Lawrence College; Manhattanville College; Purchase College, SUNY; Westchester Community College

Undergraduate Enrollment

300 Jewish Students (20.0%*)
1,499 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

10 Jewish Students (4.2%*)
237 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

Hillels of Westchester averages 150 unique opportunities to get involved every year! Our programming includes: rituals/holidays, Jewish learning, tzedek (social justice), Israel and community building programs.

  • 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 Unknown
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

Each of our campuses host unique, welcoming Shabbatot throughout the year. Visit our website to learn more: www.hillelsofwestchester.org.

Frequency: Bi-monthly

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 53%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $60,700
  • Tuition Out-of-State $60,700
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 85% / 7%
  • Greek Life No

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Main PO Box 8
Purchase NY 10577 US
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