Our Mission

Harvard Hillel is a Jewish home on campus that seeks to:

  • Welcome students to experience the variety of Jewish identity, tradition, practice, values, culture, and community.
  • Inspire and enable Jewish connection, celebration, and action.
  • Prepare students to join, create, shape, and lead Jewish communities; strengthen the Jewish people, and live proud Jewish lives.

• Share Jewish sources, traditions, ideas, and innovations, and their relevance in our world.

• Forge connection and engagement with the State of Israel.

• Foster friendship in a nurturing and refreshing sanctuary amid the stresses of student life.

  • Engage the unique opportunities of Harvard and make Jewish thought and culture integral in the life of the University.