who we are
Welcome to Cleveland Hillel!
Cultivate innovative, inclusive, and entrepreneurial communities on all our campuses to actively build meaningful Jewish experiences and enhance Jewish pride for young adults throughout their entire college journey.
Every Jewish young adult aspires to a lifelong exploration of their Jewish identity and commitment to living a fulfilling Jewish life.
The Cleveland Hillel Foundation, established in 1947, currently provides resources to a vibrant Jewish community of more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students attending eleven colleges and universities in the Cleveland area.
Cleveland Hillel is also a year round program center that serves Jewish students in Cleveland for the summer through our Summer Internship and Leadership Program and summer events.
We offer hundreds of programs and engagement opportunities at Case Western Reserve University, Oberlin College, Cleveland State University, John Carroll University and Baldwin Wallace University. We also reach out to students at Cleveland Institute of Music, Cleveland Institute of Art, Cuyahoga Community College, Lakeland Community College, Notre Dame College, and Ursuline College.
Whether you've been involved with Judaism since before you can remember, or you're just trying to figure out what this is all about, we're happy you're here! Cleveland Hillel's main student center is located on the CWRU campus and we have a student lounge at Oberlin College... BUT Hillel is not confined to just one space. You can experience Hillel in coffee shops, on your campus, around Cleveland, and in Israel.
Your Hillel experience can mean sharing a Shabbat meal with friends, networking with graduate students at a Happy Hour, or engaging in Tikkun Olam with your peers. Your Hillel experience is what you make of it. Whether you practically live at Hillel, or just join us for High Holidays, we are here to help you navigate your Jewish college and post-grad experience on your terms.