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Q: How many Jewish students are on Cleveland Hillel Foundation’s campuses?

A: We estimate there are over 2,500 Jewish students on our campuses.

Case Western Reserve University

  • 630 undergraduate students (out of 4,911)

  • 400 graduate and professional students (out of 5,860)

Oberlin College

  • 650  students (out of 2,900)

Cleveland State University

  • 185 undergraduate students (out of 11,808)

  • 150 graduate and professional students (out of 5,470)


John Carroll University

  • 50  undergraduate students (out of 3,000)

Other Cleveland-area colleges and universities:

  • 155 students

Cleveland Institute of Art; Cleveland Institute of Music; Baldwin-Wallace University; Tri-C; Ursuline College; Notre Dame College; Lakeland Community College


Q: How active is Jewish life on campus in Cleveland?

A: Very active! Our programming is student led and driven. Hillel has over 32 student leaders and hosts over 725 programs and events per year.

We have student leadership boards on all our campuses which plan social, educational, and cultural activities as well as engages new students on campus.


Q: What happens on holidays?

A: Hillel offers Conservative/Reform egalitarian services for the high holidays. During Passover, Hillel offers seders and kosher for Passover meals. Services and meals are free for students. High Holy Day tickets for faculty and community members are available for $100.00 and meals are $25.00 each.


Q: What about Shabbat?

A: Shabbat dinners are held weekly during the school year. We offer student led services at 6 PM followed by a kosher dinner at 7 PM –catered by Kantina. Shabbat dinners are an opportunity to see old friends and meet new friends—it’s a great experience for students.

Shabbat dinners are offered free of charge to students.

Q: Does Cleveland Hillel host a birthright trip?

A: Yes, Cleveland Hillel hosts a winter birthright trip. For details, contact Lielle Ziv at


Q: Is there a kosher meal plan?

A: Case Western Reserve University offers a kosher meal plan for students which can be found here.

For information on Kosher food on campus at Oberlin College, please contact our Oberlin College Hillel staff. 

In addition, Cleveland Hillel's Albert & Norma Geller Hillel Student Center hosts Kantina, a kosher meat restaurant in our building. 
For all other inquiries about Kosher food options for students, please contact the Cleveland Hillel Foundation offices


Q: Where is Cleveland Hillel located?

A: The Albert and Norma Geller Hillel Student Center is located at 11303 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland. Hillel is located on Case Western Reserve University’s campus at the corner of Cornell Road and Euclid Avenue, across from Starbucks.


Q: What are the Hillel hours?

A : With our extended building hours, students frequently use our building to study, visit, watch movies, shows or sporting events (Go Cavs!) on our big screen TV or hang out.

  • Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Tuesday 9:00 AM-8:00 PM

  • Wednesday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM

  • Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM

  • Friday 9:00 AM-4:00 PM; 6 PM Shabbat services and 7 pm Shabbat dinner

The office is typically closed on Saturday and Sunday unless scheduled programs are taking place.


Q: Is there parking at Cleveland Hillel?

A: There is paid parking available at The Church of the Covenant. There are metered spaces around campus.


Q: How can I donate?

A: To make a donation, please click here.

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