Jewish Experience

Hillel provides meaningful Jewish experiences to hundreds of thousands of Jewish college and university students around the world. Over 90% of college-aged Jews in the United States attend an institution of higher learning, and we envision a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. The future of the Jewish people rests on the next generation’s confidence in charting their own Jewish life, and we provide that foundation.

The Avi Chai Foundation has found that a student’s involvement in Hillel is the greatest predictor of future leadership among young Jews.

In the last 5 years, Hillel has seen a 38% increase in students’ involvement in Jewish experiences, and we continue to make great strides. Here’s how:

Student Leadership:

Hands make Jewish star.

Creating confident leaders on campus and post-graduation.

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Jewish Learning:

Student carries Torah.

Enabling students and professionals to explore Jewish tradition, resources and history.

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Connection to Israel:

Student waves Israel flag.

Building relationships with Israel and Israelis.

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Tzedek (Social Justice):

Student with refugee.

Repairing the world. Transforming communities. Pursuing justice.


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Experience Israel:

Couple ride camel in Israel.

Helping students picture themselves in Israel.

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Ask Big Questions:

Ask Big Questions.

Understanding Others. Understanding Ourselves.

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