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!


St. Louis Hillel strives to provide students with meaningful experiences that enrich their lives while in college and help you create an enduring commitment to a Jewish life in the years to come. Our “Shabbat-in-a-box” initiative allows you to create your own traditions with friends by celebrating holidays in your dorm room or apartment. We also offer Rosh Hashanah-in-a-Box and Do Your Own Seder.  We also host Free Shabbat dinners on campus at various times throughout the year so students can come together to share traditions.

Celebrate Shabbat in your dorm room or apartment with friends with Hillel’s help FOR FREE. You will receive challah, grape juice and candles, plus prayer guides to start your own Shabbat tradition. Reserve online by Wednesday, pick up your package at Hillel on Friday between 11am-2pm or have it delivered to your campus mailbox.

Friday Night Services
Conservative and Orthodox Minyan student-led services are Friday nights when Wash U is in session at 5:45pm at Hillel, 6300 Forsyth Blvd.

FREE Shabbat Dinners
Hillel hosts various Free Shabbat dinners on campus throughout the year thanks to our generous donors.  Check our calendar to see when we are hosting.  Details will also be publicized in our weekly e-newsletter, sign up here if you don’t already receive it.

On Saturday mornings, students hold services on campus at Hillel at 9:45 a.m. or may choose to go to local synagogues. Shabbat lunch each week is sponsored on a rotating basis by St. Louis Hillel, Chabad on Campus and Bais Abraham Congregation. Check our calendar for locations and other details. Find a local congregation here.

The St. Louis Community Eruv stretches around the University City Jewish community and includes the Washington University campus, allowing students to carry on Shabbat. For a full map of the Eruv, click here.