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Hillel International Student Cabinet

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Hillel International's Student Cabinet embodies diverse facets of the modern Jewish college student voice, drives collaboration between students, and serves as the student stakeholder group representing 550 campuses to Hillel International. Students apply to serve for one-year terms and must re-apply at the end of each term for consideration.

Each applicant is expected to:

  • Be available for a Zoom interview April 21 — April 28, 2021 
  • Commit to a minimum of ten hours of work per month 
  • Commit to a one year term (July 1, 2021 — June 30, 2022)
  • Depending on health and safety around the pandemic, participate in at least two in-person summits — all expenses covered — and monthly conference calls 
  • Understand Hillel’s mission and vision are as follows:
    • Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world
    • Vision: We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel
  • Seek to make decisions based on the interests of the larger diverse Jewish student population
If you have questions or concerns, please contact studentcabinet@hillel.org


A competitive applicant is great at:

  • Actively listening to everyone’s opinions and asking questions
  • Uncovering commonalities even when the situation or group seems divergent or fragmented
  • Translating their ideas and brainstorms into learnable experiences and actionable steps
  • Cultivating relationships and connections with a large, diverse group of friends

A completed application includes submission of the following materials:

  • Online application form
  • Resume
  • Reference from one professional, preferably Jewish, who has seen applicant in a leadership role and can speak to their abilities



Frequently Asked Questions:

  • What is the timeline?

  • I did not attend or participate in Jewish day school, summer camp, or a youth group. Will that hurt my application? Why are you asking me about how I identify Jewishly?

  • Will I be disqualified if I choose to study abroad during my term on the cabinet?

  • English is not my first language; can I fill out my application in another language?

  • Does my reference need to be from a Hillel professional?