Hillel has served young adults in South America for over a decade. Through meaningful and life-changing experiences, Hillels in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay invest in the growth of Jewish young adults, regardless of how they live their Judaism. Knowing their participants have varying interests, South American Hillels provide professional and personal opportunities such as social action projects, Israel advocacy, business clubs, entrepreneurship, and of course, trips to the beach! These Hillels give young adults a pathway to grow in a global world and become stronger leaders guided by Jewish values.

Hillel Rio opened many doors for me. It helped me develop myself both personally and professionally. I never imagined that I would feel a part of the Jewish community like I do today.

Gabriela BarDavid, Hillel Rio

The Headlines

Students and young adults are creating a vibrant, thriving Jewish community in South America.

A Celebration of Jewish Life in Latin America

More than 40 Hillel stakeholders, staff, and students came together in New York City on Dec. 7, 2021 to celebrate Jewish life in Latin America.

Building a Jewish Home in Rio

In many ways, Hillel Rio is where Jewish young people come to learn about traditions and then take them back into their family.


South American Hillels are meeting students where they are, providing them with tailored experiences that fuel their bodies and minds.