Explore Hillel at UCLA

We are a student-led, home away from home at UCLA for all Jewish students to build their identities through Jewish life, learning, and Israel. More than 30 different Jewish clubs organize through Hillel and at UCLA, including Leadership, Social Action, Jewish Learning, Israel, Shabbat & Holidays, and Culture & The Arts. Our Hillel is fun and vibrant, and the community is very diverse! We look forward to meeting you.

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,500 Jewish Students (7.7%*)
32,372 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (3.2%*)
15,409 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

UCLA Hillel is a welcoming and inclusive home-away-from-home for all Jewish students. Whether you identify as “just Jewish” or are more observant; were brought up Jewishly or not at all, come from an interfaith family, are a Jew-by-choice or aren’t quite sure how you identify, you are part of our community.

  • 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 Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator Yes
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

Hillel at UCLA offers a kosher (dairy) Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf open during the school year M-F from 9-5, and a kosher (meat) cafe, open for lunch M-Th during the school year.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Hillel meal plan-extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Weekly Shabbat services include a pluralistic / liberal, musically-based option each Friday night during the school in addition to a daily Orthodox minyan made possible by our amazing JLIC (OU Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) program. Daily minyan participants often cook breakfast together after services!

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism

UCLA Hillel strives to ensure that all students feel included and welcome. Our building is 100% accessible and includes an all gender bathroom on the ground floor. We have a robust, student-led wellness program which includes access to one-one therapy and numerous wellness programs throughout the year. UCLA Hillel participates in the MitzVote civic engagement program and several of our students have served as Repair the World fellows. We also partner regularly with local soup volunteer and service organizations, and have incubated and scaled national projects including summer camps for underprivileged youth, a network of clinics in Uganda, and Swipe Out Hunger.

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 12%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $11,928
  • Tuition Out-of-State $31,026
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 16% / 9%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Related Scholarships

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Maurice Amado Research and Travel Grants (Undergrad)

The UCLA Maurice Amado grants are intended to defray costs associated with short-term research or study in the field of Sephardic studies. Awards will be made in the $1,000 - $1,500 range.

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Frey Scholarship for Civic Engagement Research

UCLA undergraduates in all majors are eligible to apply as long as the project is focused in some way on Jewish Studies. Priority will be given to proposals with a connection to civic engagement and/or social ethics.

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Zinn Memorial Scholarship for Holocaust Studies

Scholarships will support programs of study, internships, or research projects that apply the knowledge of the Jewish experience, and especially the lessons of the Holocaust, to contemporary society and social justice issues. Preference will be given to Jewish Studies majors or students whose area of study relates to Jewish issues and learning.

The Hillel College Guide aims to provide you with a snapshot of each local Hillel’s makeup and offerings. We recognize that there may be more information you need in order to better understand the campus reality, particularly around issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. If you would like additional information about a given campus’ offerings or action steps in those areas, please reach out to us at [email protected].

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