Explore Cincinnati Hillel

Cincinnati Hillel is a gathering place for Jewish college students and young professionals in greater Cincinnati. Our mission is to be a center for enriching the lives of Jewish college students, to strengthen Jewish identity through social, cultural, religious and personal growth as well as to provide a broad range of programs and services in an atmosphere that is creative, energetic, inclusive and pluralistic.

For more information, please visit our website www.hillelcincinnati.org

This Hillel serves: University of Cincinnati; University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash; Northern Kentucky University; Cincinnati State Technical and Community College; Xavier University

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (3.5%*)
28,372 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

250 Jewish Students (2.2%*)
11,512 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff Yes

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

Shabbat dinners are truly the center of Hillel's community. Nearly every week throughout the academic year, Cincinnati Hillel offers Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by dinner. The services are always led by Hillel students, who also give a D'var Torah on the week's portion. Services use the Conservative movement's Sim Shalom siddur or the Reform movement's Gates of Prayer siddur, depending on the choice of the student(s) leading the service. Shabbat dinners are usually prepared by Hillel students working with staff. These dinners attract from 30 to 110 students with an average of about 50. There are often special themes, such as Israel Shabbat (with Israeli food), Senior Shabbat (when awards are given to outstanding graduating students), or Career Shabbat (with visiting young adults who are willing to be student mentors). We often have board members attend, as well as guests from the campus and from the Jewish community.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 77%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $10,920
  • Tuition Out-of-State $26,254
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 19% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

University of Cincinnati

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2615 Clifton Avenue, Rose Warner House
Cincinnati OH 45220 US
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