Hillel, the center for Jewish life on campus, is one of the largest,
most exciting, and versatile organizations at Brown and RISD. Hillel is an
integral part of campus social, cultural, educational, political and
The Jewish community on College Hill prides itself on being pluralist and
fluid; its different communities and interest groups overlap and enrich
each other. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, both
ideologically and in their Jewish experience. Some students had little
connection with Jewish life before entering Brown; others made it a
central part of their lives.
Hillel is not just a religious organization. It also acts as a place
for social events, community service events, lectures, discussions, and
a place to hang out with your friends on campus. We are constantly
encouraging new people to become involved at every level of Hillel
programming on campus.
To learn more about Jewish history at Brown University, please also visit Encyclopedia Brunoniana.