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Prospective Student FAQs
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General "About" Binghamton University & Hillel at Binghamton FAQs
Hillel at Binghamton seeks to inspire every Jewish student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. Hillel at Binghamton seeks to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
Hillel at Binghamton provides a pluralistic environment where Jewish students from all backgrounds can explore, celebrate, travel, learn, volunteer, and grow.
As one of the most active student organization on campus, Hillel at Binghamton provides a wide array of social, cultural, educational, and religious programming to the 3,000 Jewish students at Binghamton University. Whether your passion is volunteering, traveling, exploring your future career, celebrating Shabbat and holidays, listening to Israeli music, or hanging out with friends, Hillel has something for you.
We take great pride in the social, spiritual and intellectual growth that students realize during their time spent with Hillel. And thanks to the countless events we host throughout the year, you have ample opportunities to explore Judaism and connect with a friendly, diverse group of people. We encourage you to learn more and discover how Hillel can impact your life.
Hillel at Binghamton began in 2001, but there was a significant Jewish presence on campus even before its formation. There are documents illustrating that there was a Jewish Friendship Society in the early 1940s. Over time, the Jewish Friendship society evolved into the Jewish Student Union (JSU). JSU was established in 1948 and became the student organization for Jewish Students.
In order to create a stronger Hillel at Binghamton, students and alumni began asking for a fully funded and staffed Hillel at Binghamton University. UJA-Federation of New York and seed funders stepped in to fund a fledgling HIllel in Binghamton in fall 2001. Hillel at Binghamton has quickly grown to serve the Jewish students at Binghamton University. Learn more about our organization, programs, and subgroups:
Learn more about our organization, programs, and subgroups:
Board of Directors
Calendar of Events
Bearcats for Israel: Israel Group
Challah for Hunger
Shorashim: Environmental Initiative
Kaskeset: Jewish Acapella Group
iNext: Birthright Student Group
Shabbat and Holidays