Welcome to St. Louis Hillel
at Washington University!

Founded in 1946, St. Louis Hillel has fostered campus Jewish life for generations of students. Our mission is to be the catalyst for Jewish life among college students in St. Louis. We connect students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs. Our beautiful building reopened in the Spring of 2014 after a complete renovation, providing a warm and inviting space to relax, study, hang out with friends, attend a program or celebrate Shabbat.

We hope to see you soon!


2014 Orientation Activities

Thursday, August 21st

Move-In Day
South 40 Clocktower
Come meet the St. Louis Hillel staff and student leaders during move in day at our table with other religious organizations on campus. Stop by and say hello and hear about what we have in store for you this year at Hillel!

Friday, August 22nd

St. Louis Hillel Open House
3-5pm, Hillel Building – 6300 Forsyth Blvd.
Stop by to meet St. Louis Hillel staff and students and tour our building that just re-opened in Spring 2014!

Reform, Conservative, and Orthodox Shabbat Services
5:15-6pm, Hillel Building
Join us for your choice of Reform, Conservative, or Orthodox services to usher in Shabbat! Orthodox Mincha will be held at 5:15 with Maariv after dinner.

Freshmen & Family Shabbat Dinner
6-8pm, Hillel Building
Celebrate your first Shabbat at college with a festive, kosher Hillel dinner! Free for freshmen, $12 for family members. No reservations required, but avoid the lines by registering here before Friday at noon! Parents are invited to stay after dinner for a discussion about Jewish life on campus.

Saturday, August 23rd

Hillel Shabbat Morning Service
9:45-12:30, Hillel Building
Join students for an egalitarian Conservative Shabbat morning service.

Shabbat Lunch
12:30pm, Bais Abraham Congregation, 6910 Delmar Blvd.
Join in the weekly Chabad on Campus/St. Louis Hillel/Bais Abe Shabbat lunch rotation, hosted this week by Bais Abe Congregation in the Delmar Loop. Students will walk together from services to Bais Abe.

Sampling of Fall Events

Monday August 25, 5-7pm
Lien-Gregg Porch on the South 40
Join Hillel Leadership Council and Chabad Student Association for a FREE kosher BBQ on the Lien-Gregg Porch to kick off the year with Jewish students on campus!

HLC Ice Cream Social
Thursday August 28th, 5:30-6:30pm
DUC Courtyard
A great time for freshmen and returning students to chat, laugh and enjoy St. Louis’ famous Ted Drewes Frozen Custard after the first couple days of class! Sponsored by Hillel Leadership Council.

Hillel FreshFest: City Museum Adventure
Monday September 1st, 10:30am-4pm
Join your friends and meet other Jewish freshmen on a trip to the City Museum! This will be a unique opportunity to get to know other students and learn about Jewish life on campus. $18 to attend; includes lunch and transportation to/from the event. Register here!

Taglit-Birthright Israel Info Session
Sunday, September 7th, 1pm
Hillel Building
Interested in a free trip to Israel this winter with the most popular Birthright trip provider and St. Louis’ only non-denominational college student trip? Come to our info session for info and FREE FOOD! Birthright registration opens Tuesday, September 9th at 9am at www.israeloutdoors.com. Email Miriam at miriam@stlouishillel.org for more info!

Hillel FreshFest: Jewish Youth Group Reunion Brunch
Sunday September 14th, 12:30 – 2:00pm
St. Louis Hillel
Were you involved in BBYO, USY, NCSY, NFTY, or another high school youth group? Come share your favorite memories and make new connections with Jewish students who had similar interests and experiences before coming to college! Sponsored by First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH).

Coffee & Cupcakes at Hillel
Wednesdays from 3-5pm
Hillel Building
Schmooze with friends, study, or watch TV while you enjoy FREE cupcakes and coffee in the Hillel building!

Hillel FreshFest: Rosh Hashanah Apple Picking
Sunday, September 21st: 2pm
Meet at St. Louis Hillel
Wish you could have fresh, juicy apples in your dorm for Rosh Hashanah? Go apple picking with First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH) in honor of Rosh Hashanah! Email Ryan to reserve your spot by Wednesday, September 17th.

Social Justice Opportunities
Interested in social justice? Be on the lookout for opportunities to get involved throughout the fall semester! Email Natasha Tabachnikoff at Tabachnikoff@wustl.edu.

Events Calendar