Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
Hillel envisions a world where every Jewish student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. To achieve our mission and vision, our work focuses on core facets of Jewish life including Jewish learning, holiday and Shabbat celebration, arts and culture and building a meaningful, ongoing relationship with Israel. Hillel supports students’ spiritual growth and wellness, promotes leadership development and empowers students to make an impact on the broader community. Hillel builds relationships that promote understanding among diverse groups, advocates for Jewish students, and strives to ensure a safe and supportive atmosphere on campus.
In the Divine Image: We welcome every student as their whole self, honoring their unique Jewish journeys as we empower their growth as individuals and Jews.
Relationships: Authentic relationships grounded in respect and kindness are the foundation of Hillel’s work and the basis for facilitating growth, learning and community. Our primary relationship is with students, whom the organization is here to serve. We also value key relationships that advance our mission – with our professional colleagues, our university and organizational partners, and our supporters.
Community: Jewish life at its core is a collective experience, encompassing the multifaceted connections that bind us together as a Jewish people. We are committed to creating diverse, supportive, sustaining communities, in which students and professionals can celebrate, explore, learn, take risks and grow. Our commitment to pluralism is strengthened when these communities are given space for active expression in respectful encounter with one another.
Love of All Humanity: Our work is informed both by our love of the Jewish people and a commitment to be engaged global citizens dedicated to amplifying the good and repairing the broken in the Jewish community and the world.
Commitment to Israel: Hillel is steadfastly committed to the support of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state with secure and recognized borders as a member of the family of nations. Hillel seeks to provide every Jewish student with the opportunity to explore and build an enduring relationship withIsrael. Hillel desires that students are able to articulate why Israel plays an important role in their personal Jewish identities and how Israel continues to influence Jewish conversations, global Jewish peoplehood, and the world
Radical Hospitality: At Hillel we meet students where they are at. We believe in creating an environment where all members of our community feel comfortable, safe, and are able to thrive. We likewise encourage our community members to welcome all that come into our space as if they were members of their family. After all, Hillel is a home away from home.
Generosity & gratefulness: At Hillel we strive to show our gratefulness to our community members. After all, we know that this community is not possible without the contributions of time and money from students and donors. We likewise strive to foster a culture where our community members likewise show their gratefulness to others in their community and are encouraged to give back.