Explore William and Mary Hillel

William and Mary Hillel is based out of the newly constructed Shenkman Jewish Center. The SJC has a kosher kitchen under the supervision of the local kashrut organization and is an amazing, state of the art facility. Students are welcome to make the Shenkman Jewish Center their home away from home. Hillel offers programming such as Israel related events, social programs, religious and cultural events, and lots of events surrounding food. Please let us know if we can answer any questions you have.

Undergraduate Enrollment

650 Jewish Students (9.6%*)
6,778 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

150 Jewish Students (5.3%*)
2,857 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 No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Other
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

We are currently working with the university to create a kosher dining plan. There are nearby stores that sell packaged products and stores driving distance away that sell kosher meats, but we hope to have more kosher options in the near future. If a potential student is interested please contact Rabbi Litt at 757-559-1836.

Options: Meals available on shabbat/holidays only;Kosher food available nearby

Religious Services

Every Friday night there is a student led Shabbat program. Most weeks there is food, if not a complete Kosher Shabbat dinner.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 38%
  • U.S. Region Mid-Atlantic
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $18,253
  • Tuition Out-of-State $42,053
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 38% / 4%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Contact Information

Shenkman Jewish Center, PO Box 8795
Williamsburg VA 23187 US
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