Hillel Israel's mission is to engage and inspire students and young adults to take responsibility for their Jewish identity through education and meaningful action on behalf of their community, their country, and the Jewish People.
Hillel Israel seeks to emphasize the relevance of Jewish life to today's Israeli students, inspiring them to explore their Jewish identity and to feel a sense of belonging to "The Global Jewish People."
We aim to:
- increase the number of students who actively engage and advocate for Jewish pluralism in Israel.
- increase the Israeli student’s sense of belonging to the global Jewish family.
- increase students' commitment to their community and to Jewish communities across the world.
Hillel Israel operates on seven campuses across Israel: The Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Haifa University, Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Tel Hai College and Sapir Academic College in Sderot. Hillel Israel engages over 20,000 Israeli students per year in meaningful Jewish experiences and partners with over 100 organizations in Israel and abroad.
The only non-denominational and apolitical Jewish student organization in Israel, Hillel Israel has developed expertise in engaging Israeli students in meaningful Jewish experiences to advance Jewish Pluralism and Jewish Peoplehood in Israel. University students, being at a point in their lives when they are making decisions about their lives as adults and shaping the way they will build their future and families, are at a pivotal crossroad. As such, it is the perfect timing to help them expand and deepen their Jewish journeys. While we might not know who our leaders will be in ten-twenty years, we do know where they are now: They are on campus. And Hillel Israel has easy access to many of them.
The Pillars of our Passion at Hillel Israel
A taste of our programming
If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
But when I am only for myself, what am I?
And if not now, when?
Rabbi Hillel, Ethics of Our Fathers 1:14
אם אין אני לי מי לי?
וכשאני לעצמי מה אני?
ואם לא עכשיו אימתי?
רבי הלל, פרקי אבות 1:14