Explore Vanderbilt Hillel

Vanderbilt Hillel is dedicated to building Jewish communities (in a variety of formats) through empowering students to follow their interests. Entrepreneurial Vandy Jewish students hold a variety of leadership positions in a student-centered leadership structure and create clubs and programs that appeal to and attract their peers. Together, with a talented and committed Hillel staff, Vandy Jewish students are encouraged to explore all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life, from Shabbat dinners to alternative break programs and everything in between. Established in 2002, Vanderbilt Hillel is located in the heart of Nashville, TN. The Ben Schulman Center for Jewish Life is a hub for the more than 1000 Jewish students at Vanderbilt and at surrounding Universities and colleges in the Central Tennessee area. For more information visit: www.vuhillel.org

Undergraduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (14.1%*)
7,104 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

200 Jewish Students (3.0%*)
6,685 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus 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, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow Yes

Kosher Dining

Grins Kosher/Vegetarian Cafe is located at Vanderbilt Hillel and is on the University meal plan. Aryeh's Kitchen provides meat meals as well.

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

Religious Services

Hillel has weekly Shabbat services every Friday. We can also direct students to Saturday worship in the community and hold special holiday services.

Frequency: Friday night only

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 9%
  • U.S. Region South
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $58,130
  • Tuition Out-of-State $58,130
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 90% / 10%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Nashville TN 37212 US
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