By the time a student leaves MIT, they should know everything they can about their particular course. And they should also know everything they can about themselves. For many of MIT’s Jewish students, this includes knowledge of what their tradition says about the decisions they will have to make, as such knowledge can be enriching, informative, and even life-changing.
MIT Hillel creates a non-dogmatic environment in which students of all backgrounds and beliefs are supported in exploring the vast wisdom of their tradition. We use a variety of delivery methods, based upon students’ availability and tastes, including Kindle, classes, off-site learning groups, movies, group conversations, and more. We explore a wide array of topics, including gender, literature, Talmud, Jewish holidays, and cheese. And we attract people who consider themselves Orthodox and people who consider themselves atheists. All are welcome.