History

Since first being founded in 1923, the Hillels goal has been to provide college students the means and resources to connect with Jewish culture, traditions, and values. Today, we are delighted and proud to be the largest Jewish campus based organization in the world. The Hillel building was conceived and built by Percival Goodman, a leading architect of American synagogues. The Hillel House, as it is often affectionately called, has been designated a home away from home for students. The building was constructed in 1959, located on the junction of Campus Road and Hillel Place, across from the Whitman Auditorium of Brooklyn College.

As the largest Jewish campus based organization in the world, the Hillel provides students the opportunity to explore, celebrate, and appreciate their Jewish identity at over five hundred campuses worldwide. Despite this, we are always constantly striving to further extend our reach.

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