Olympia is a small town with a small Jewish population. There are tow synagogues (Reconstructionist and Conservative). Both synagogues actively support Hillel. Other on-campus support is very limited. Our Hillel is new, and we hope to establish programs that will help connect Jewish students with the Olympia Jewish community, and wider Hillel national opportunities. Jewish students face many challenges in establishing a Jewish campus life, but we hope to form a nucleus of students committed to programs spanning Jewish practice as well as cultural and social opportunities.