Explore Simmons University Hillel

Simmons Hillel is the center for Jewish life at Simmons University and co-sponsors many activities with other Boston-area Hillels. Simmons Hillel is a student led, staff supported, thriving organization. Anyone may participate in Hillel and students are encouraged to explore their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in informal Jewish learning or attend a holiday celebration. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements. We promote Jewish life at Simmons through a wide array programming that enriches the lives of our Jewish students and the University as a whole and enables members of these communities to come together in an atmosphere welcoming to all. Simmons Hillel advocates on campus for Jewish needs: time off for holidays, study abroad to Israel, Kosher Kitchen on the Residence Campus, Judaic Studies courses, etc. Simmons Hillel works with Simmons Dining Services and offer a Kosher for Passover meal plan during the holiday at no extra charge. 

Undergraduate Enrollment

175 Jewish Students (9.9%*)
1,777 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (4.9%*)
4,054 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered No
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No

Kosher Dining

Simmons has a Kosher Kitchen available for student use on the Residence Campus. Kosher packaged items are always available on both campuses. Kosher for Passover boxed meals are available to all students during Passover. All Hillel events are Kosher, and Simmons Hillel offers hot, catered Kosher meals at our Shabbat dinners and frequent events throughout each semester.

Options: Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 73%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $43,316
  • Tuition Out-of-State $43,316
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 40% / 5%
  • Greek Life No

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