HOW MANY JEWISH UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ARE THERE ON CAMPUS? WHAT IS JEWISH LIFE LIKE HERE AT UD?
There are approximately 2,250 Jewish students at UD, about 13% of the undergraduate population. Jewish students are an active, dynamic part of both Hillel and the campus community. Jewish students are involved in leadership roles in many of UD's student organizations. There exist many opportunities for a student to become active in Jewish life-from culture to Israel advocacy to social justice to religious life-and students are always encouraged to pursue their own innovations and ideas.
WHERE IS HILLEL LOCATED?
The Abe and Pearl Kristol Center (Hillel) is located at 47 W Delaware Ave, across the street from the Trabant University Center parking garage.
HOW CONNECTED IS HILLEL TO THE REST OF THE UNIVERSITY COMMUNITY?
In the past 4 years, Hillel has developed an excellent relationship with the University and its administration. From the offices of student life, admissions and many University professors to dynamic programming, co-sponsorship of events, and the involvement of active students in many other University areas, Hillel has grown within UD.
WHAT KIND OF STUDENT PROGRAMS AND GROUPS DOES HILLEL SPONSOR ON CAMPUS?
There are a wide variety of student groups sponsored by Hillel at UD. Students are encouraged to pursue their ideas, take the initiative, as well as get involved with existing projects and groups. Visit the Student Groups page on this site for more information about each group.
WHAT'S THIS I HEAR ABOUT A FREE 10 DAY TRIP TO ISRAEL?
It's true, UD Hillel participates in the Taglit-Birthright Israel: Hillel trip. Taglit-Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations, Keren Hayesod, and The Jewish Agency for Israel).” Check out our Taglit-Birthright Israel page!
DOES UD HILLEL OFFER ANY COMMUNITY SERVICE OR TZEDEK OPPORTUNITIES?
Yes, our largest community service programs are our Alternative Break trips. These programs take students to the Gulf Coast to do Katrina Relief work or as far as Uruguay to build homes in impoverished sections of the country. Check out our Alternative Break page for more information!
WHAT KIND OF SHABBAT PROGRAMMING DO YOU PROVIDE?
There are regular student-led Friday night services. Services are followed by a free dinner at Hillel sees up to 100 students each week. Shabbats frequently feature innovative programming, themes, and food.
IS THERE KOSHER DINING ON CAMPUS?