How many Jewish students are on campus?
There are approximately 1,500 Jewish undergraduate students at Baruch College.
How do I join Hillel?
Hillel at Baruch has no formal membership. Our Hillel isn’t an organization that students belong to – Hillel belongs to them. Anyone can attend Hillel’s programs and events.
Where is Hillel located on campus?
The Hillel Club Suite is located on the third floor of the NVC (New Vertical Campus) - room 3-250. It's just past the game room with the ping pong tables.
What kinds of events does Hillel have?
We've got on-campus events ranging from Israel advocacy and speakers to Jewish learning to cultural events and holiday celebrations to business and career and more. To see all of our events, check out our calendar.
How do I get kosher food?
Hillel serves free kosher lunch at our events every day Monday - Thursday. We also sell kosher Fresco wraps at the Hillel Suite (NVC 3-250) for $7 every day. We're also in Manhattan! There are plenty of kosher restaurants within 15 blocks from Baruch College.
What does Hillel do for Shabbat?
Twice each month, the Hillel at Baruch, City, and John Jay offers a Shabbat experience. These include overnight Shabbatons in Manhattan and the Hamptons as well as attending Jewish and pro-Israel weekend conferences all over the country. We also host Shabbat dinners a few blocks away from Baruch on a monthly basis. Students are also encouraged to host Hillel-sponsored Shabbat dinner in their NYC apartments.
I'm interested in traveling to Israel - can Hillel help me get there?
We partner with a plethora of organizations to help you get to Israel for really cheap - or even free! Check out our travel page for more information, or contact Gal Elimelech, our Israel Engagement Associate, at email@example.com.
Does Baruch College offer Jewish Studies courses?
Yes! The Jewish Studies Center at Baruch College offers a Jewish Studies Minor. The Center also offers Hebrew language courses.
Is there a minyan (prayer service) on campus?
Yes! There is a daily (Monday - Thursday) traditional mincha minyan with a mechitza in the Hillel Suite (NVC 3-250) at 3:50pm. To get updates, you can join the WhatsApp group. There are additional mincha minyanim following certain afternoon Jewish learning programs. Our partner synagogue, Congregation Adereth El, is located 5 blocks from Baruch College and offers daily minyanim.
I'm visitng campus, can I see the Hillel space?
Of course, we'd love to show you around! Email Assistant Director, Yael Brenner, at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let us know when you'll be visiting campus.