Explore Texas A&M HillelHowdy! Founded in 1913 as the Menorah Club at Texas A&M University, Texas A&M Hillel is one of the oldest Hillels in the country. If technically not the oldest, it is definitely the friendliest. Just ask any Aggie! Housed in the beautiful 18,000 foot A. I. and Manet Schepps Hillel Building, Hillel's Abe and Annie Seibel Center for Jewish Campus Life provides Jewish Aggies with more than just a home away from home. Hillel's diverse and frequent programs engage students socially, religiously, and educationally and include opportunities to give back to the community and the world-at-large through tikkun olam and tzedakah. Open 24/7 for students to meet, study, play pool, table tennis, basketball, or video games, Hillel is also a hub of activity for A&M's Jewish fraternities and sorority. Under the leadership of the student board and Executive Director, Hillel also provides internships and leadership opportunities, and runs Birthright Israel trips. With the vision of inspiring Jewish students to "make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel," Texas A&M Hillel strives to enrich the lives of its students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
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Beginning in the Fall of 2023, there is a Jewish Studies minor available at Texas A&M.
- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus Yes
- 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 Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
- Israel Fellow No
Shabbat is a magical time at the Aggie Hillel. On any given Friday night during the school year, forty to sixty students come together for candle-lighting, an egalitarian, student-led Kabbalat Shabbat service, and a delicious, kosher meal, which is offered free of charge to all students. Many students linger for hours after dinner for conversation, learning, and recreational activities.
Frequency: Friday night only
Additional Campus Information
- Private/Public Public
- Acceptance Rate 58%
- U.S. Region South
- Commuter/Residential Commuter
- Tuition In-State $9,208
- Tuition Out-of-State $36,117
- Out-of-State/Int’l 5% / 1%
- Greek Life Yes
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