Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Hillel helps students find a balance in being distinctively Jewish and universally human by encouraging them to pursue tzedek (social justice), tikkun olam (repairing the world) and Jewish learning, and to support Israel and global Jewish peoplehood. Hillel is committed to excellence, innovation, accountability and results.
Stony Brook Hillel’s mission is to empower the next generation of Jewish leaders so that they may enrich and strengthen OUR Jewish future. But more than that, our goal is to create a broad community of Jewish students who will feel encouraged to connect to one another, to Judaism and to Jewish values.
Our pluralistic approach weaves five main tenets— Leadership, Social Action, Israel, Shabbat & Holidays, Engagement—into the fabric of Jewish life.