Hillel for Utah seeks to develop the relationships, experiences and communities that inspires students to understand themselves, and creates a connection with their Jewish life. We strive to achieve this through immersive Jewish education, leadership experiences, outdoor programming, community service, and Jewish holiday celebrations, among many other programs! We serve from all of the state's colleges and universities including the University of Utah, Utah Valley University, Weber State University, Salt Lake Community College, Westminster College, Utah State University and Brigham Young University.
Hillel for Utah began in the fall of 2010 with seven students who expressed interest in a Jewish student organization at Westminster College during a Faith Fair. These seven students began a student club “Chai Life.” In February 2011, Hillel International recognized the club as a “small and mighty” organization as Hillel for Utah located at the college.. Expansion of the organization was propelled with the establishment of a full time executive director in July, 2015. Hillel for Utah moved to be headquartered at the JCC in 2017 when it became an independent 501(c)3 organization.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to be religious?
No, ALL college students are welcome to participate, regardless of religious background!
Does Hillel cost anything?
With the exception of overnight events ,
Hillel participation is free to our students!
(*all events with cost have scholarships available)
Are there leadership opportunities?
Yes! We elect a new student board each academic year. We encourage anyone who is interested to apply, gain some leadership skills, and build that resume! (contact us for details)
What kind of organization is Hillel for Utah?
We are a non profit 501(c)3 organization! We are sustained through donations.
Where do events take place?
We conduct our events at a variety of locations around SLC! Our regular programs mostly take place on campus at the U of U.
What kind of events do you offer?
We offer Shabbat experiences, holiday celebrations, Jewish learning, community service programs, Israel education, and more! Learn more
Is there a Jewish community in SLC?
There is a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Utah, that offers resources and support our Hillel students! Learn more