University at Albany Hillel is an organization that is dedicated to empowering students to develop strong Jewish identities through creative self-expression. Our community is built on a foundation of pluralism and celebrated diversity. Our programs strive to provide Jewish learning, social connections, Shabbat and holiday celebrations, art and culture, and most importantly a place where students can help change the world through tikkun olam.
Hillel’s mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood.