Welcome to St. Louis Hillel
at Washington University!

Hillel is one of the largest student organizations on campus, housing numerous student-run programs that enrich the lives of Jewish students at the Washington University. Explore our website to find out about all we have to offer. spiritual, educational, social justice, and cultural programs, individual counseling, and lots of opportunities to simply "hang out" with other Jewish students.

Student Groups Affiliated with Hillel

Hillel Leadership Council is a part of the Student Union (SU) at Washington University. Additionally, there are various other Jewish groups that are SU recognized and funded. St. Louis Hillel advises several of these groups, while others have affiliations with different departments or organizations on campus. You can get involved with any of the following groups by contacting them directly or reaching out to Hillel staff. The Student Union website has a complete directory of all student groups at Wash U here. If you have ideas for new Jewish groups on campus please contact Miriam Ross-Hirsch at miriam@stlouishillel.org or 314-395-9044.

Hillel Leadership Council (HLC)
HLC works with Hillel to foster a vibrant campus Jewish community at Washington University, nurturing diverse expressions of Jewish life.  HLC’s programs are guided by three pillars:  Living, Learning & Doing.  To get involved, contact Miriam Ross-Hirsch at miriam@stlouishillel.org.

First Year Students of Hillel (FYSH)
FYSH seeks to engage first year students in Jewish campus life through social events and other experiences that connect students with one another and help ease their transition to Washington University.  For more information, contact Benjy Forester at benjyforesterr@comcast.net.

Challah for Hunger
Challah for Hunger is a national effort that raises awareness of, and money for, hunger and disaster relief through the production and sale of challah bread.  Wash U students gather weekly to bake and sell challah on campus to benefit charity.  To find out how to get involved, contact washu@challahforhunger.org.

AVIVA seeks to create meaningful opportunities to enrich the lives and experiences of Jewish women involved in Greek life at Washington University.  Programs focus on networking, advocacy, philanthropy and Jewish sisterhood.  For more information, contact jackie@stlouishillel.org.

Wash U Students for Israel
Wash U Students for Israel (WSI) serves as a forum for the pro-Israel community on campus to come together through various educational, social, cultural and political programs. We advocate for and educate about the state of Israel and the mutually beneficial US-Israel relationship. For more information, contact Rachel Zeuner at rzeuner@wustl.edu.

J Street U
J Street U is the student organizing arm of J Street, the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans. At Washington University, we are organizing through inclusive and educational events to act together on behalf of a two-state solution and a more peaceful, secure, and democratic future for both Israelis and Palestinians.  For more information, contact Elisabeth Housman at emhousman@gmail.com.

WIPAC seeks to engage a diverse group of students in strengthening the critical US-Israel relationship. WIPAC meets regularly with members of Congress, engages campus leaders about issues in the Middle East, and promotes ties between WashU and Israel.  For more information, contact Ian Lever at  ian.m.lever@wustl.edu.

Staam is the only co-ed Jewish a cappella group at Washington University!  Their repertoire includes any Hebrew songs or songs written or performed by Jewish artists.  For more information, contact staamacappella@gmail.com.

SLU Jewish Student Union & UMSL Jewish Student Association
These groups seek to maximize opportunities for Jewish students to explore, celebrate and sanctify life in a Jewish way through social, cultural and religious programming at Saint Louis University and the University of Missouri-St. Louis.  For SLU – contact Alexandra Baines at abaines@slu.edu; for UMSL – contact Deborah Medintz at dm25b@mail.umsl.edu.