We thrive when all voices come together and Jews from all backgrounds explore Jewish life and ideas together.
As we support individual students in building an enduring commitment to their own practice, our students build bridges across difference for the sake of Jewish peoplehood.
Creating Our Community
When we first became a People, we found kinship, purpose, and companionship within our tribes. Especially in college, students need small groups to help them feel grounded and know that they always have their ‘people’.
Building Our Community
Building a pluralistic community takes thoughtful effort, requiring the investment of reflection, time, and mentorship.
From this firm foundation, the Jewish community on campus can play a leadership role in contributing to the
University of Chicago student culture that is known for its integrity, compassion, and inclusion.
Finding Greater Purpose in Our Community
Engaging Jewish tradition and informed by a spectrum of academic and social perspectives, we learn together
in order to improve our world. Hillel support students in serving as responsible members of society by
addressing the needs of our city, our people, and humanity.
We provide student groups with space to meet, micro-grants, leadership development, and ongoing staff support.
Whether campus-based or affiliated with a national organization, we encourage students to pursue their interests and build opportunities on campus to engage with Jewish ideas, community, and commitments.