Explore Hillel at West Virginia University

WVU Hillel is a very strong and active student organization on campus. Our building is located on University Avenue a 2 min walk from the downtown campus. Every week we have Shabbat dinner on Friday evening, starting at 6:30 pm. This is a great opportunity to eat a delicious, home cooked meal - much better than dorm food! Sundays we have bagel brunch at 12:30 bagels, lox, cream cheese, doughnuts, orange juice, etc. We also have meetings once a week, where the student officers, directors, and members get together and plan events. Some of our past events have been trips to Kennywood (an amusement park in Pittsburgh), shopping in Pittsburgh, a panel discussion on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Holocaust Memorial Day - Yom Hashoah, Hanukkah and other holiday celebrations, Shabbat cookouts, camping trips, visits to other Hillels, involvement with AIPAC (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee), etc. We also have a big gathering for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, including a break the fast, and a Passover Seder. WVU does not have a huge Jewish population, but the students who come to Hillel are all very close and it`s a great place to meet Jewish friends. Everyone is welcome at WVU Hillel!

Undergraduate Enrollment

800 Jewish Students (3.8%*)
21,086 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (1.7%*)
5,774 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Unknown
  • Rabbi/Jewish Educator on Campus No
  • Kosher Food Available Unknown
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Israel Fellow No

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 84%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $9,648
  • Tuition Out-of-State $27,360
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 54% / 5%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Contact Information

1420 University Avenue
Morgantown WV 26505 US
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