Hillel International’s Climate Action Plan

Learn about the work Hillel is doing to reduce its global environmental impact.

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Our Priorities

Hillel’s social impact is rooted in traditional Jewish imperatives: tzedek (justice), tikkun olam (repair of the world), and gemilut chasadim (acts of loving kindness).

Hillel International is a signatory of the Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition, which launched on Sept. 15, 2022, and has released a Climate Action Plan to work on reducing its climate impact worldwide.

Through a partnership with Repair the World, 250 Service Engagement Interns will engage thousands of Jewish students in service projects. We’re relaunching our Alternative Spring Break program to provide meaningful opportunities, domestically and abroad, for Hillel students to engage in deep and transformative service learning.

Learn more about Hillel International’s Guidelines for Ethical Volunteer Service.

In 2022, with the support of an interfaith microgrant, 4,000 students at 31 Hillels participated in interfaith projects. Approximately half of the students participants were Jewish and half were from other faith traditions.

Thousands of students participate in Hillel’s signature and nonpartisan MitzVote program, facilitated by more than 150 campus Hillels across the U.S., supporting democracy through a variety of strategies funded by MitzVote microgrants and numerous MitzVote projects and partnerships.

We’re expanding upon existing resources to support abortion access and reproductive freedom for staff and students in partnership with National Council of Jewish Women and others. Read Hillel International’s statement on abortion access.

In 2023, Hillel International is running a cohort program, called the Arc of Change Fellowship, in partnership with Dimensions Consulting. Campus Hillels will have access to our Racial Justice Training as well as tailored consulting through the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion team at Hillel International.

Contact the Social Impact team at Hillel International for more information or to get involved: [email protected].