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What is Hillel?

W&M Hillel is an affiliate of Hillel International, the largest Jewish student organization in the world. Hillel encourages students of all backgrounds to form deep, personal connections to Jewish life, learning, and Israel through Jewish exploration, leadership, and a sense of belonging. Hillel professionals provide opportunities for students to have meaningful Jewish experiences, which can range from participating in peer-facilitated Jewish learning initiatives or immersive travel experience such as Birthright Israel, to developing relationships with Jewish mentors and educators, among others. Hillel also supports and facilitates student celebrations of Shabbat and holidays on and off-campus. Hillel provides opportunities for students to build lifelong connections – to their Jewish life, to each other and to Jewish communities worldwide.

Our Vision

We envision a world where every student at William & Mary is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.

Our Mission 

Enriching the lives of Jewish students at William & Mary so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. 

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