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The Mission of Rutgers Hillel
Rutgers Hillel's mission is to provide opportunities for every Jewish student at Rutgers University’s New Brunswick campus to deepen their connection to Jewish identity and Jewish community. We seek to inspire our students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life.
Hillel embraces this mission by helping students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results. Our goal is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
With over 6,400 Jewish undergraduates, Rutgers has the largest Jewish undergraduate population of any campus in the country. In addition, there are some 1,000+ Jewish graduate students and over two dozen different Jewish student groups working in partnership with Hillel or under Hillel auspices, which sponsor over 1,000 events and activities each year.
Rutgers Hillel is a part of Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, the largest Jewish campus organization in the world, providing opportunities for Jewish students at more than 500 colleges and universities worldwide to explore and celebrate their Jewish identity.
Rutgers Hillel is a proud beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federations of Greater MetroWest, Heart of New Jersey, Northern New Jersey, Princeton-Mercer-Bucks, Somerset Hunterdon Warren, and Southern New Jersey.
|Founded||December 5, 1943|