Explore Tufts University Hillel Foundation

Tufts Hillel is the center for Jewish life on campus. We provide a supportive and nurturing environment for Jewish students to grow religiously, socially, ethically and, in community with other Jews, with respect for other faiths and a broad understanding of what it means to be Jewish. We provide many paths for students to explore, participate, and become leaders. Students can celebrate Shabbat and holidays, socialize at a Bagel Brunch or semi-formal, go to a Shir Appeal concert, study, attend speakers and programs to learn more about our historic connections to Israel, and/or participate in a social justice organization.

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (14.8%*)
6,747 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
6,616 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 Minor, Major
  • 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

Kosher kitchen and dining in the Granoff Family Hillel Center for Friday night dinner, Shabbat lunch, holiday meals and festive occasions. Pax et Lox Glatt Kosher Deli in the campus center, students, on meal plans, can use a meal swipe at Pax et Lox. Supervised Kosher food at Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center in progress.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

Egalitarian Conservative, Reform and alternative services on Friday nights. Occasional Egalitarian Conservative Shabbat morning service. The services are all run by students who have learned how to lead services and take on this role in the community. Tufts Medford Campus is surrounded by an Eruv that is inspected weekly.

Frequency: Friday and Saturday

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 15%
  • U.S. Region Northeast
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $66,358
  • Tuition Out-of-State $66,358
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 77% / 13%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

Tufts University

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200 Packard Avenue
Medford MA 02155 US
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