College Groups


American University
Kay Spiritual Life Center
4400 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
Fax: 202-885-3317
[email protected]
Director: Jason Benkendorf
Complete range of campus programs for Jewish students, faculty and staff. Shabbat and holiday services, educational and social justice programming, opportunities to travel to Israel and elsewhere.

Bais Menachem Chabad Jewish Student Center at the University of Maryland
7403 Hopkins Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
[email protected]
Director: Rabbi Eli Backman
Full-service Jewish student center offering classes, socials and events for holidays. Free dinners are served for Shabbat. Rooms are available for rent.

Brody Jewish Center Hillel at UVA
1824 University Cir.
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Fax: 434-295-4909
Director: Rabbi Jake Rubin
Complete range of programs for Jewish students, faculty, parents and alumni. Contact for information.

Gallaudet University Hillel
SLCC 1118
800 Florida Ave., N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
202-559-5626 (VideoPhone)
[email protected]
Director: Paula E. Tucker
Sponsors a wide variety of on- and off-campus Jewish social, cultural and religious programs for undergraduate and graduate students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

George Mason University Hillel
Johnson Center Room 239H
4400 University Dr. MSN 2C7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-993-3332
[email protected]
Director: Ross Diamond
[email protected]

Georgetown University Jewish Law Students Association
Michael Goldman
[email protected]
Student-run organization provides programs for professionals as well as graduate school students.

Georgetown University Hillel
Office of Campus Ministry
113 Healy Building, Box 571250
Georgetown University
Washington, DC 20057
[email protected]
Director Jewish Chaplaincy:
Rabbi Rachel Gartner
Jewish Program Coordinator:
Deborah Reichmann
High Holiday hot line, 202-687-1882
Shabbat services, Friday 6:30 p.m.
Full range of religious, cultural, social and Israel-oriented programs.

Hillel: The Foundation
for Jewish Campus Life
Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center
Arthur and Rochelle Belfer Building
800 Eighth St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Fax: 202-449-6600
[email protected]
Hillel’s Schusterman International Center is the administrative headquarters for the world’s largest Jewish campus organization. The center provides professional recruitment, fund-raising, supervision, national accreditation and training for Hillels throughout the world. In addition, it provides information and applications for international travel, conferences and fellowships. Daily minyan fall, winter and summer.

Hillel at The George Washington University
2300 H St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20037
[email protected]
Facebook: GW Hillel
Twitter: @GWHillel
Director: Rabbi Yoni Kaiser-Blueth
Complete range of campus events and services for Jewish undergraduate and graduate students: Shabbat and holidays, community service programs, Israel-based education, advocacy and cultural events.

Jewish Student Union University of Maryland
Atrium, Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD 20742
Jewish student organization that provides social, educational and cultural programming to the campus community.

JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency) – Educational Scholarships and loan prograM
Email: [email protected]
Scholarships and loans (from fourth grade through post-graduate study) are available for study in accredited schools in the U.S. for residents of the Washington metro area and are based primarily on financial need.

Taglit – Birthright Israel
Sara Weiner
[email protected]
Provides the gift of first-time, peer group, educational trips to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. Taglit-Birthright Israel’s founders created this program in an effort to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity among world Jewry; and to strengthen each participant’s personal Jewish identity and connection to the Jewish people. The Federation helps to send Taglit-Birthright Israel: DC Community trips for 22-26 year olds from the Greater Washington area. For information, visit

NEXT DC (the dc area birthright alumni network)
[email protected]
DC Coordinator: Sara Weiner
NEXT DC provides post-trip opportunities for Birthright Israel alumni to remain connected to each other and Israel while being involved in their local Jewish communities. NEXT DC partners with area agencies to create a wide range of post-trip opportunities, from concerts to classes to holiday celebrations.

University of Maryland Hillel
The Ben and Esther Rosenbloom
Hillel Center for Jewish Life
7612 Mowatt Ln.
College Park, MD 20740
Fax: 301-422-4455
Director: Rabbi Ari Israel
Full range of Jewish activities for students. Hillel offers Jewish students a home away from home and a place to explore their Jewish growth and identities. Hillel also provides a dining hall with a full-kosher meal plan, Shabbat and holiday services, Domestic and International travel opportunities, leadership training and much more. More than 30 different Jewish campus groups affiliate with the Hillel Center for Jewish Life.

Washington and Lee Hillel
Washington and Lee University
204 West Washington St.
Lexington, VA 24450
[email protected]
Twitter: @Jewishgenerals
Director: Brett Schwartz
W&L Hillel sponsors a wide range of activities for Jewish students, faculty, parents, alumni and the local Jewish community. With a beautiful Hillel House and kosher café, our students are developing and cultivating a strong Jewish community at W&L.

Washington DCJCC
1529 16th St., N.W.
Washington, DC 20036
Director: Tami Wolf
[email protected]
Variety of programming for singles and couples in their 20s and 30s. Cultural, educational, networking and social events; Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations; couples club; interfaith programming; programs co-sponsored with a wide variety of community organizations. Activities geared toward interest areas and age groups that take advantage of the resources in metro D.C.

YJ Impact by Young Judaea
50 West 58th St.
New York, NY 10019
Fax: 212-303-4572
[email protected]
Short term programs in Israel for college students and young professionals from 10 days to five months. YJ Impact is a Zionist organization which embodies a pluralistic, nonpartisan approach to Israel.

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