About Berkeley Hillel
Berkeley Hillel is the heart of Jewish life at UC Berkeley, where everyone is welcome. For generations, we’ve built longer tables while feeding growing imaginations. Students take comfort in arriving just as they are and define for themselves what it means to engage Jewishly. We’re driven by creating transformative college experiences and supporting our students’ successes — whatever they may be. Here, students actively tend to a garden for the spirit as they socialize, study, and grapple with some of life’s biggest questions. We hold space to kick back and relax as we do for students to take ownership in crafting their unique Jewish experience.
From orientation to graduation, and through each semester, students make Berkeley Hillel their second home while sparking lifelong learning and friendships. We help each other thrive through dozens of clubs and fellowships, Shabbat and holiday services, a weekly BBQ, immersive travel, and so much more. And threaded throughout everything we do, our Jewish values tie us closer together. You are always welcome here. Welcome to Berkeley Hillel.