Be Part of Our Community

Current Parents

Our Hillel supports more than 800 undergraduate students (15% of the undergraduate population) through our student leadership board, engagement interns, and about a dozen student-led groups. Staff meet with students to engage them in the community, empower them as leaders, and talk about what they want to experience on campus.  


We are excited to welcome your student to campus, and are just as thrilled to welcome you to a network of UChicago Hillel parents who have a wealth of experience on supporting a student at UChicago. You, too, are part of one of the most vibrant Jewish college communities. We are here to support you in any way we can.  Please use us as a resource for questions, concerns, and more.  

Prospective Parents

Prospective parents? Planning a visit to campus? Fill out this form and a member of our staff will be in touch soon to answer any questions you might have.


We’re excited to see you and your students on campus. UChicago Hillel is your partner in helping to support your student(s) while they are away from home. We are committed to ensuring the existence of a warm, welcoming, and caring community for every Jewish student at UChicago, both inside our building and on the broader campus.

Connect with Hillel


Our Newsletter shares program updates, quarterly news, and lets you know about important happenings at Hillel and on campus.

Facebook Group

Stay in touch with us and other UChicago parents in the “UChicago Hillel Parents” Facebook group.

Family Update

Is there a celebration or a sorrow in your family or community that we should know about so we can best support your student?

Please let us know.

Phone Calls

Want to check in with Anna, the Executive Director, about events on campus? She'd love to speak with you!

Visit Campus with Hillel

Move In Weekend

Get a tour of the Hillel building, visit us at the Family Resource Fair, or join us for bagel brunch.



Stop by Hillel for our Friday afternoon open house, join us for our annual Faculty and Family Shabbat dinner, or stop by any time on Saturday.

Latke Hamantash Debate

Join us in person or via live-stream from the Hillel Website.

Graduation Weekend

We are here to celebrate your student's success with you. From our toast with graduates to a full Shabbat program, we're your home away from home for the weekend. 

Support Hillel

Donate Online

Sustain and grow Jewish life at UChicago by supporting our work. 

We appreciate your support!


Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring Shabbat dinner, a holiday party, or a special event? 

Does your company offer corporate matching gifts?

We depend on you!

Host an Event

Interested in hosting a parent gathering, alumni event, Latke Hamantash Debate host party, or anything else? Your home could be a place of community building too!

Be a Parent Ambassador

Interested in welcoming prospective and new parents, answering questions, and welcoming them to our community?

All UChicago Hillel programs are made possible through the generosity of the Jewish community. 

University of Chicago Hillel is an initiative

of the Jewish United Fund, supported by

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

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Visit Us at the Newberger Hillel Center

5715 S Woodlawn Ave

Chicago, IL 60637