Since its founding in the 1950′s, Hillel at Stanford has experienced expansive growth in all aspects – now sponsoring more than 300 programs each year in conjunction with numerous affiliated student groups and a variety of campus and community partners. More students than ever are turning to Hillel, searching for meaning, spiritual growth and a community of which they can feel a part.

The mission of Hillel at Stanford is to create Jewish experiences of distinctively positive quality and impact that enrich the lives of students and local young adults, and that prepare emerging leaders to shape the future and lead with Jewish values.

Hillel is:

  • A home for experiencing Jewish tradition, practice, values, culture and community
  • A place for learning, both formally and informally, about Jewish topics
  • A community for developing relationships and having fun
  • A nurturing sanctuary for countering the stresses of student life and for discussing key concerns of students using a Jewish lens
  • A critical contributor in enhancing campus life and in bettering the world through social action and social justice

We value: a welcoming environment • meaningful Jewish experiences • well-being of self and others • a vibrant Israel • thriving Jewish peoplehood • collaboration • excellence

Hillel at Stanford is a beneficiary of the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco, the Peninsula, Marin and Sonoma Counties.