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Prospective Students

 

Newish? Jewish? Hillel is here for you!

Are you planning on (or thinking about) attending Baruch, City, or John Jay Colleges? We can’t wait to welcome you to the Hillel family across our three campuses. Getting involved with Jewish life on campus will make your college experience more fun, meaningful, and filled with great friends!

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“Hillel has made my college experience one to remember. I got the opportunity to travel the world, make great connections, and be the leader of the Jewish community. What more could I have asked for in my college experience?”

— Ben Z Davidov ‘19



FAQs

Baruch College

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 gal@baruchhillel.org.

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 yael@baruchhillel.org, to let us know when you'll be visiting campus.

City College of New York

How many Jewish students are on campus?

There are approximately 1,200 Jewish students at The City College of New York.

How do I join Hillel?

Hillel at City College 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 Office is located on the fourth floor of the NAC (North Academic Center) - NAC 4/153.

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 women empowerment 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 weekly "club hour" events alternating on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also sell kosher bars in the Hillel Office (NAC 4/153) for $1 and have other free kosher snacks available. We're also in Manhattan! There are plenty of kosher restaurants in both Washington Heights and the Upper West Side - both just a short subway ride away.

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, attending Jewish and pro-Israel weekend conferences all over the country, and our semesterly Washington Heights Shabbaton. We also host Shabbat dinners in students' apartments in Washington Heights on a monthly basis.

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 gal@baruchhillel.org.

Does The City College of New York offer Jewish Studies courses?

Yes! The Jewish Studies Program at City College offers a Jewish Studies Major and Minor. The Program also offers Hebrew language courses.

Is there a minyan (prayer service) on campus?

Yes! There is a mincha minyan following "club hour" events on Tuesdays/Thursdays. There is an informal minyan on Monday/Wednesday as well as organized by interested students.

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 yael@baruchhillel.org, to let us know when you'll be visiting campus.

John Jay College of Criminal Justice

How many Jewish students are on campus?

There are approximately 300 Jewish undergraduate students at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

How do I join Hillel?

Hillel at John Jay 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 on campus at our event during "community hour" once a week. We also have lots of free kosher snacks in the Hillel Club Room (L2.70.10). Hillel at John Jay also has a partnership with Lander College for Women, located one block away from John Jay. Female John Jay students can get access to the Lander kosher cafeteria. We're also in Manhattan! There are plenty of kosher restaurants in Midtown and on the Upper West Side - just a short subway ride away.

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 on a monthly basis in Manhattan. 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 gal@baruchhillel.org.

Is there somewhere I can pray on campus?

We have siddurim and t'fillin in the Hillel Club Room (L2.70.10) that students can access whenever the Room is open. In addition, there are plenty of synagogues in walking distance from campus with daily minyanim (prayer services).

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 yael@baruchhillel.org, to let us know when you'll be visiting campus.