Student Life 

Cornell Hillel is the home for Jewish Student Life at Cornell. We host hundreds of gatherings, events, trips, clubs, speakers, and internships in which students explore and challenge their Jewish identity. Whether it's attending one of our student-led Shabbat meals, exploring Jewish texts for the first or 100th time, grabbing coffee with our team of Jewish educators, or traveling to Israel with Big Red Birthright, Cornell Hillel is here to support Jews of all backgrounds. Have an idea for a cool event? Pitch us over coffee.

Cornell Hillel is one of the largest student organizations on campus, with hundreds of events each semester and over 3,000 undergraduates engaged.

Questioning Judaism

Have questions about Judaism? So do we! Learn, discuss, and explore Jewish texts with our senior educators once a week, over dinner.



Cornell Hillel is the home for Israel education, engagement, and advocacy on campus. We help bring Israel to our students and bring our students to Israel. 

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Shabbat & Services

Cornell is a big place, and Shabbat makes it feel smaller. Whether it's at 104 West!, Base Ithaca in Collegetown, or a student’s home, Cornellians come together each week to celebrate and create community over Challah and chicken soup to rival your Bubbe's.


Gourmet honey tasting and popup matza bars are just some of the ways we celebrate the holidays at Cornell, Big Red style.

Meaning Makers

Queer nature-loving meditator? Star Wars fan and budding Talmud scholar? Our rabbinic team is here to think, learn, create, and celebrate with you. 


Looking to grow as a leader, receive professional training, and co-create innovative and fun experiences alongside a cohort of peers? Learn more about our elite Campus Engagement Internship. 

Student Clubs

Hillel is the platform for the vibrancy and plurality of Jewish Life on Campus. 

Social Justice

At Cornell Hillel, we believe in making a positive difference in the Jewish community and the world through Tikun Olam. We are committed to building an inclusive and sustainable Jewish community and allying with agents of change on campus and beyond. 

Major Speakers

From the former president of Planned Parenthood to Vanessa Bayer from "SNL", Cornell Hillel hosts Jewish celebrities, thought leaders, and athletes that inspire and educate thousands of students each year. 

Prospective & Admitted Students

Thinking of coming to Cornell? We're here to connect you to Jewish Life on campus. Already admitted? Start off your first year at Cornell with a bang with our pre-orientation overnight First-Year Fest.

Contact Cornell Hillel


Phone: 607-255-9712

Mail: PO Box #4150, Ithaca, NY 14850

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