Explore University of Washington Hillel

Hillel UW inspires students and young adults to explore, embrace, and celebrate Jewish life and identity. Hillel UW has two unique areas of focus: our robust undergraduate program, as well as our award-winning Jconnect program that offers a variety of options for graduate students and young professionals. Both are designed to address the unique needs and interests of young Jews today. With a diverse offering of more than 25 programs a month, Hillel UW connects with over 1,500 unique students and young adults each year.

This Hillel serves: University of Washington; Seattle University; Seattle Central; Bellevue College

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,500 Jewish Students (4.8%*)
31,578 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (6.2%*)
16,211 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 Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff Yes

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

We have a Va'ad supervised kosher kitchen. All Shabbat and holidays meals are prepared under this supervision.

Religious Services

During the academic year, Hillel has weekly Friday night Shabbat dinners. On some three-day weekends, we offer "Shabbat to-go" packages, and students pick up challah, grape juice, candles and a Shabbat thought and have dinner together with their friends in their dorms, houses and apartments. The second Friday of every month is also a Jconnect (our program for graduate students and young adults in their 20's and 30's) Shabbat. The program is called re:connect - a musical Shabbat experience, and other weeks Jconnectors can avail themselves of other young adult Shabbat programming in the city with other synagogues and young adult groups or with OneTable.

Frequency: Friday night only

Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism

Our Hillel employs a part-time counselor who is available to meet with students 1:1 in person at Hillel or via telehealth. She serves as a resource for our quarterly "Matzah Ball Soup for the Soul" programs and supports our staff and students for all of our unique Wellness programming. We also have a weekly Wellness Walk with our ED.

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 52%
  • U.S. Region Pacific
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $11,524
  • Tuition Out-of-State $40,878
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 30% / 14%
  • Greek Life Yes

Related News

Events

Jewish Student Life Open House

Newish and Jewish to UW?  A returning student? Join Hillel UW, UW’s campus Jewish center, to check out all the great things we have to offer for this upcoming school year. Hillel will be offering […]

Back to School BBQ

Newish and Jewish to UW?  A returning student? Join Hillel UW, UW’s campus Jewish center, to check out all the great things we have to offer for this upcoming school year. Hillel will be offering […]

Welcome Back Shabbat

Kick off the school year with a memorable evening at Hillel UW’s Welcome Back Shabbat Dinner! Join us as we come together to celebrate the start of a new academic year with the warmth and […]

Related Scholarships

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

University of Washington

Berol-Shindell Scholarship

The Berol-Shindell Scholarship provides partial tuition scholarships to Jewish students in financial need who are currently attending or entering the University of Washington. Scholarship amounts vary depending upon the available funds for distribution and the financial needs of those applying.Application period March-May

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