Explore University of Florida Hillel

University of Florida Hillel offers Jewish Gators a diverse range of opportunities to engage in vibrant Jewish life. At a university as large as UF, Hillel provides Jewish students with the community and connection. Each year UF Hillel takes over 500 students to Israel; empowers hundreds of students through fellowships and internships in Jewish learning, community organizing, social justice, Israel, and more; serves thousands of Shabbat and holiday meals; and supports the work of hundreds of student leaders who oversee a full calendar of programming. Through this wide range of offerings, UF Hillel works to ensure every Jewish Gator is inspired to find their own voice and relationship with Judaism. UF Hillel helps students gain the skills and experience to be leaders on campus and help enrich society.

This Hillel serves: University of Florida; Santa Fe College

Undergraduate Enrollment

6,500 Jewish Students (19.3%*)
33,673 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

2,900 Jewish Students (14.0%*)
20,658 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
  • Israel Fellow Yes
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

UF Hillel offers free Kosher Shabbat and holiday meals for students during the academic year. Kosher Grab n Go sandwiches and box meals are available at various dining locations across campus.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost

Religious Services

UF Hillel supports a pluralistic Jewish community, which includes student-led Reform and Conservative Friday evening services during the academic year. Services are followed by a free communal Shabbat dinner, which provides an opportunity for students to relax, connect, and welcome Shabbat as one community.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 37%
  • U.S. Region South
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $6,381
  • Tuition Out-of-State $28,658
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 15% / 2%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related News

Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate Racks Up Over 5,000 Signatures Against Antisemitism

This week, University of Florida (UF) Hillel hosted its fifth annual Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate event. Created as a program to combat antisemitism and all forms of hate, on-campus at the University of Florida and across all communities, Jewish and non-Jewish Bagel Day student volunteers set up stations across campus, inviting Gator Nation to sign the Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate pledge. Signers received a free bagel and cream cheese in appreciation. 

Related Scholarships

Check out some of the scholarships available for University of Florida Jewish undergraduate students.

University of Florida

Gerson Jewish Studies Scholarship

This is a scholarship/fellowship for students engaged in coursework or pursuing a research interest in Jewish Studies. Undergraduate and graduate students with financial need who have demonstrated academic achievement at UF.

University of Florida

Gary R. Gerson Discretionary Scholarship

Students requesting assistance for study at UF or abroad, or special conferences, programs, projects or research, at the discretion of the Director

University of Florida

Norman Schulevitz Foundation Scholarship

Undergraduate opportunities to study abroad in Israel at four universities: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Haifa University, and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. Options are one semester, a full year, or summer sessions.

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