Explore Washington and Lee University Hillel
In 2008 W&L Hillel was designated a Small and Mighty Campus of Excellence by Hillel International.
Hillel provides students a place to call their "home away from home" at Washington and Lee. Our activities and programs provide students with the opportunity to explore their Jewish identities during this important period in their lives. Whether they are attending services, socializing with professors, eating ice cream at study breaks, or doing a community service project, students are engaging in Jewish life in a way that's comfortable and on their own terms.
Washington and Lee Hillel is established to provide facilities, guidance and organization for religious, cultural, educational, social community service and interfaith activities for Jewish students and Washington and Lee University. W&L Hillel is dedicated to building Jewish identity while nurturing intellectual and Spiritual Growth.
Washington and Lee Hillel Values:
- Creating a pluralistic, welcoming, and inclusive environment
- Fostering student growth
- Balancing the need for both a distinctively Jewish and universal human identity
- Pursuing tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world), and Jewish learning
- Supporting Israel and the global Jewish community.
- Committing to excellence, innovation, accountability, and results
Our Hillel House is home to the eCafe, open to the public every day except Shabbat for bagels, smoothies and more! The Hillel House offers more than 7000 sq ft of space for gatherings, quiet study, worship, meetings and other special events .
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- Served by Hillel Yes
- Religious Services Available Yes
- Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
- Kosher Food Available No
- Birthright Israel Participation Yes
- Alt Break Participation No
- Jewish Studies Offered Yes
- Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
- Study Abroad in Israel Unknown
- Israel Fellow No
Washington and Lee Hillel welcomes all W&L undergrads, law students and VMI cadets and their guests to weekly Shabbat dinners, including candle-lighting, kiddush and motzi. We hold a monthly Kabbalat Shabbat service and dinner, open to all students, faculty, staff, and members of the Lexington and Rockbridge Jewish community. W&L Hillel also welcomes everyone to High Holiday services, a Passover seder, and celebrations and observances for all holidays that fall within the academic year. Our services are pluralistic and inclusive and there is never a cost to attend any service at W&L Hillel.
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- Private/Public Public
- Acceptance Rate 60%
- U.S. Region N/A
- Commuter/Residential Residential
- Tuition In-State $19,118
- Tuition Out-of-State $45,962
- Out-of-State/Int’l N/A
- Greek Life No
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