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!

Travel Opportunities

Arava Institute for Environmental Studies

Looking for an exceptional study abroad or internship opportunity in Israel? Come discover an experience that combines cutting-edge environmental academics and research with coexistence. The Arava Institute for Environmental Studies brings together students from Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and North America, and provides them with the skills to become the next generation of environmental leaders. At the Arava Institute, we say that “Nature Knows No Borders.” This motto reflects the belief that the best way to reach sustainable solutions to environmental issues is to work on a regional cooperative basis.

Intersted in applying? Learn more here.

Birthright Israel

We offer Birthright trips every winter and summer break. If you are interested in participating, or if you are a Birthright alum interested in a recruitment intern position, please fill out this form! If you have any questions, contact Miriam Ross-Hirsch at miriam@stlouishillel.org.

Case Study Jerusalem

Looking for ways to go back to Israel? Thinking about spending significant amount of time in Jerusalem? Looking for an accredited academic program abroad? Case Study Jerusalem is your answer. Hadassah Academic College, located in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, is offering a a one month academic summer program for college students. Check out their website for more info.

E.M.P.H. in Emergency and Disaster Management from Tel Aviv University

This one-year, intensive Master’s program at Tel Aviv University, taught in English, works to foster expertise in managing disasters. Students are given the opportunity to explore life in Israel while learning from experts in the field of Emergency and Disaster Management.

The increase in the occurence of natural and man-made disasters in the past few years has risen the demand for professionals trained in this field. Students graduate from the program with enough knowledge to help a community prepare for and respond to an emergency or disaster. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, click here for more information and to apply!

Middlebury School of Hebrew Summer Language Program

Established in 2008, the School of Hebrew now offers a variety of options. The 7-week session includes Modern Hebrew courses from the beginner to advanced levels, with an optional workshop in Classical Hebrew. The new Hebrew for Lifelong Learners program is a 3-week option designed specifically for adult students. The graduate program offers two tracks for teachers of Hebrew. All courses will take place on the Middlebury College campus in Middlebury, Vermont. For more information and to apply, click here.

Yahel Social Change Program

The Yahel Social Change Program is looking for exceptional young adults interested in volunteering for 9 months in the fields of social change, empowerment and education in Israel. As a participant, you’ll live, volunteer and learn alongside Israelis in Ethiopian Israeli communities in Gedera and Rishon LeZion.
Take the first step in joining a Jewish social change movement, and apply today! Visit their website here to learn more.
Cost: As low as $1,000 (including your flight to Israel, accommodations and program expenses)