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Today's Queens College student body has one of the largest and most diverse Jewish student populations in the country.
Every year, nearly 4,000 Jewish students enroll in Queens College, about 20% of the total student population. Our campus is a mosaic of Jewish communities: Ashkenazim, Sephardim, Israelis, Americans, Persians, Russians, Bukharians (from Uzbekistan, FSU), Georgians (from Republic of Georgia, FSU), and more!
There are many ways to get involved with the Queens College Hillel. Visiting this website is a great start! One simple way to get involved is to just to drop by and relax at our newly rennovated Hillel space that includes the Ellen Koppelman Lounge, and study, join learning programs and /or pray in the Beit Midrash(Jewish Library). There is a large screen, a pool table, a ping-pong table, video games, computers, a piano in our Studio, friendly faces, and more! Queens College Hillel is home to many clubs, and hosts many events. Check the calendar for updates. On an average week Hillel will have multiple programs including learning classes, social justice programming, volunteer opportunties, and social events. There are also exciting annual programs. Students are welcome to attend any of the programs and are encouraged to get involved in running them! Continue to explore the Students section of the website, and we recommend that you friend us on Facebook for the most current updates. You can always email any of the staff or student leaders if you have any questions or feel free to drop by and we will be happy to meet you in person!
Hillel is the central address for Jewish life on the Queens College Campus. We have Jewish students from all ethnic, economic, family, and religious backgrounds. Our goal is to create meaningful Jewish experiences for all Jewish students as they follow their Jewish journeys. All are welcome! We have lots of programs to choose from, and if a program you want to see doesn't exist yet, come talk to us! Hillel is driven by the students with the help and support of the Hillel staff.
Yes! The Kosher Dairy Stop is an all-kosher food service option located in the main cafeteria area, and is under the supervision of the Va'ad Harabonim of Queens. It operates Monday-Friday most of the day.
Hillel hosts Shabbatonim (dinner and lunch options on Shabbat - $10.00 a meal and online registration is required) and Free Friday Night dinners on campus also under the Va'ad Harabonim of Queens several times during the semester. Please refer to the website for further information.
Yes! Queens College Hillel offers FREE trips to Israel through Taglit-Birthright, and connections to many opportunities to get BACK to Israel through MASA and other organizations. Contact Jenna for more information.
Hillel also provides a wide range of ongoing educational and cultural opportunities for students to learn about and celebrate Israel. We encourage and empower students to create a strong cultural connection with Israel through an array of interesting educational and advocacy programs, campus-wide celebrations of Israel independence, and speakers. See our calendar for upcoming events!
Shabbat at QC is hopping! Click here to see the full range of what takes place on Shabbat!
Queens College Hillel is the local branch of the international Hillel organization, which is present on more than 500 campuses around the world. The international organization creates large-scale programs that no individual Hillel could create on its own, and provides tremendous programmatic and administration support to local Hillels. Queens College Hillel works closely with the larger organization and also our sister local Hillels in New York and internationally to bring the best programs, professionals, and resources to bear for the benefit of Queens College students.