Get to know Hillel


Hillel was, is, and will always be a space for all kinds of Jewish students — a place where they feel welcomed and included.

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.

We strive to empower students to seek a pathway for meaningful engagement with Judaism, one that fosters individual growth, strengthens the Jewish community, and enhances student life at the College of Charleston.

Our Core Values

Jewish Education

We partner with campus and the wider community to provide students with the space and tools they need to explore their Jewish identity, foster curiosity, and become lifelong learners. We are committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism and embrace all movements.

Tikun Olam (Repairing the world)

We model lifelong learning, civic engagement, and work together toward Tikkun Olam.


Inclusivity We create welcoming spaces where students of all backgrounds belong. We show respect and compassion to those with different experiences and perspectives than our own.


We empower students to be Jewish leaders amongst their peers, citizens of their community, on campus, and beyond.


We work to deepen students’ connection to the Jewish people, the College of Charleston and the wider Jewish community.


We promote students’ exploration and engagement with Israel through cultural and educational programming and opportunities.