Comprising about 6-7% of the student body, MIT's Jewish students come from all over the country and the world. MIT Hillel provides a home away from home, offering accessible programs and services that appeal to a wide range of student interests, beliefs, and practices.
Hillel enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. To this end, Hillel offers a diverse selection of activties: educational, religious, cultural, social, and Israel-based. Events like the annual Hummus Experience, Muslim-Jewish dialogues, and "Torah on Tap" fill the calendar. Leadership opportunities include Student Board participation and running connecting clubs and minyans. Under the guidance of a dedicated Hillel Israel staffer, two Birthright buses travel to Israel each year, and Birthright alumni regularly meet for reunions and learning. The ConnecTech program, Hillel's partnership and exchange with Technion Hillel in Haifa, brings students back to Israel in addition to placing them in long-term Jewish learning partnerships with Israelis. The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is another learning opportunity that is offered. It is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. MIT Hillel's Orthodox Educator also creates learning opportunities to deeply explore Jewish texts.
Shabbat at Hillel includes three types of Friday services, Shabbat dinner, and Shabbat day services, meals and programs.
MIT offers kosher dining within the regular student meal plan, and also designates kosher suites for those who prefer to cook their own meals.
The MIT Hillel Office is located on the basement level of MIT building W11 (Religious Activities Center), at the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Amherst Street. Please note that the entrance to the building is on Amherst Street.
You can come to Hillel to hang out, study, hold a meeting or attend a class or event. But Hillel is not just confined to the Hillel Center or Religious Activities Center. You can experience Hillel in your dorm, in your fraternity or sorority, in Lobby 10, in the Student Center, in Israel, or around Cambridge and Boston. Drop in or contact us to learn more about how to get connected. Or come to us with a new idea we can help you grow. Hillel is what you make it. To find out more about our current events, sign up for our electronic newsletter by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and email.