Hillel: The Foundation
for Jewish Campus Life
“If I am not for myself, who will be for me?
If I am for myself alone, what am I?
And if not now, when?”
~ Rabbi Hillel, Pirke Avot
Hillel is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world. Hillel at The University of New Mexico is one of a network of over 500 regional centers, campus Foundations and Hillel student organizations.
Hillel’s mission is to actively seek to engage Jewish students on their own terms: to provide them with opportunities to do “Jewish things” that are meaningful and appealing to them. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in informal Jewish learning or attend religious services. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.
Approximately 400,000 Jewish students, representative of 80% of college-age Jews, attend some form of institution of higher education. The Jewish community believes that the college years offer the last opportunity to provide Jewish content to young people before they disperse to the working world.
The Aaron David Bram Hillel House is a warm and welcoming place for students to gather, celebrate and learn together at The University of New Mexico. Through your continued support, Hillel will continue to build a vibrant Jewish community that challenges Jewish students to live their lives filled with pride and purpose.
Hillel at The University of New Mexico
Director, Judith Stauber
Hillel at The University of New Mexico is a beneficiary agency
of the Jewish Federation of Greater Albuquerque
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