Explore Hillel at Davis and Sacramento

Hillel at Davis and Sacramento is a welcoming, inclusive, and vibrant Jewish community located in Davis, California. Our mission is to enrich the lives of the more than 2,000 college students across the UC Davis and Sacramento State campuses so they may lead fulfilling and prideful Jewish lives helping to enrich the Jewish community, Israel and the world. We achieve this through personal engagement; leadership development; Jewish education and awareness; dynamic celebrations of Jewish life, customs, and observance; Tikkun Olam (Community Service), and Tzedakah (Philanthropy).

Our Hillel was established in 1965 to provide a home away from home for the few hundred Jewish college students studying in the area at the time. From the mid-1960s until 2012, our Hillel operated from a small bungalow located across the street from UC Davis. In 2012, we replaced the bungalow with a beautiful new building - fulfilling a long-held dream.

Today, our Hillel serves thousands of Jewish undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals in the Davis/Sacramento area. We also love to welcome alumni, parents, grandparents, and community members. We offer a wide range of educational, social, spiritual, cultural, and tzedek programs, and no membership is required. Just come by and see what's happening!

All food served at Hillel is kosher and delicious! During the academic year, we offer Shabbat services and dinner on Friday evenings, a free lunch on Tuesdays at noon, and free snacks and comfortable places to study and relax with friends Monday - Friday. See our Instagram (HillelAtDavisAndSac), Facebook (Hillel at Davis and Sacramento), or our website for details (hillelhouse.org).

This Hillel serves: University of California, Davis; California State University, Sacramento; Sierra College; Sacramento City College; American River College; McGeorge School of Law- University of the Pacific

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,500 Jewish Students (8.0%*)
31,162 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

850 Jewish Students (10.7%*)
7,913 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • 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 Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Hillel at Davis & Sacramento provides kosher meals two days a week, Tuesday lunch and Friday Shabbat dinner. There are also various holidays and programs where kosher food is provided. Kosher snacks are available daily.

Options: Kosher food available nearby

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 39%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $13,104
  • Tuition Out-of-State $31,026
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 6% / 16%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for University of California, Davis Jewish undergraduate students.

University of California, Davis

Malcolm R. Stacey Memorial Scholarship

Established in 1977 by a provision in the Will of Harriette Stormes in memory of her son, the Malcolm Stacey Scholarship is restricted to needy, Jewish students with preference for students majoring in aeronautical engineering.

University of California, Davis

UC Davis Jewish Studies Scholarship

The Program in Jewish Studies is very excited to offer two, $500 Jewish Studies undergraduate scholarships. To be eligible, you must be enrolled in at least your second course toward the minor. If you have taken two or more classes towards the minor, please consider applying!

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328 A Street
Davis CA 95616 US
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