Welcome to Hillel at UNM.
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About UNM Hillel
Hillel at UNM is the center for Jewish student and young professional life in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We offer a variety of activities for Jewish undergraduates, graduate students, and young professionals in the comfortable, home-like atmosphere of the Aaron David Bram Hillel House, located on the UNM campus. We are supported by the Jewish Federation of New Mexico and by generous donations from community members.
In the 2018-2019 academic year, our activities included:
Shabbat evening services and home-cooked kosher Shabbat meals with vegetarian and gluten-free options
MitzVote campus-wide voting party to get out the vote
Volunteering at local food bank Storehouse NM
Night of Peace interfaith dinner and fundraising event for a hospital in Yemen
Challah braiding lessons
Saturday night Havdallah
Tu B’Shvat seder
Pool party at the JCC
Ice cream social
Free donuts, bagels, and coffee during finals week
BYOB Purim Trivia Night with ABQ Tribe, the Young Adult Division of the Jewish Federation of New Mexico
Wine and cheese night with ABQ Tribe
Lectures and cultural events on the UNM campus
Interfaith and intercultural Shabbat dinners
Mid-week pizza and discussion nights
What is Hillel International?
Hillel welcomes students of all backgrounds and fosters an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. As the largest Jewish student organization in the world, Hillel builds connections with emerging adults at more than 550 colleges and universities, and inspires them to direct their own path. During their formative college years, students are challenged to explore, experience, and create vibrant Jewish lives.
For nearly a century, Hillel’s network of dedicated student leaders, professionals and volunteers have encouraged generations of young adults to celebrate Jewish learning and living, pursue social justice (tikkun olam and tzedek) and connect to their peers and the global Jewish people. By participating in life-changing trips and campus initiatives, students learn to make a meaningful impact on the future of the Jewish people and the world while they grow intellectually, socially, and spiritually. At the heart of the Hillel network is the Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center, supporting local Hillels to ensure that we achieve our mission “to enrich the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.”
Hillel engages with and inspires the leadership of more Jewish college students than all other endeavors combined. We know that 90% of Jews in the United States go to college, and with a rich and diverse Hillel network, we are proud to be serving them at more than 550 colleges and universities.
Our Mission: Enriching the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.
Our Vision: We envision a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
What does Hillel offer for students?
Hillel encourages students of all backgrounds to form deep, personal connections to Jewish life, learning and Israel, through Jewish exploration, leadership, and a sense of belonging. Hillel professionals provide opportunities for students to have meaningful Jewish experiences, which can range from participating in peer-facilitated Jewish learning initiatives or immersive travel experience such as alternative breaks and Birthright Israel, to developing relationships with Jewish mentors and educators, among others. Hillel also supports and facilitates student celebrations of Shabbat and holidays on and off-campus. We provide opportunities for students to build lifelong connections – to their Jewish life, to each other and to Jewish communities worldwide.
Where is Hillel?
1701 Sigma Chi Rd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Email Sara Koplik,
Director of Hillel, at
sarakoplik at unmhillel dot org
Email Sarah Leiter,
Community Outreach Coordinator, at
sarahleiter at unmhillel dot org