Common Questions about Rutgers Hillel.
How many Jewish students are there at Rutgers?
How do students get involved with Hillel? Are there membership fees?
What is Shabbat like at Rutgers?
Reform and Conservative religious communities have Saturday programming/services twice a month. The Orthodox community has services every Saturday morning. Sometimes there is a special lunch at Hillel, but every week we have a festive Seudah Sh’lishit/3rd Meal, with services and havdalah.
There is also an eruv around most of the campus, maintained by Hillel students and community members. Being Shomer Shabbat at Rutgers is easy!
Does Hillel have a Rabbi?
I’m interested in Jewish studies, is there a major for that?
Absolutely. The Bildner Center for the Study of Jewish Life and the Jewish Studies Department offer an impressive array of programs and courses. You can major or minor in Jewish Studies.