Hillel 818 is a place, a community, and a platform for the Jewish exploration and growth of college students throughout the San Fernando Valley.
We are stewards of Jewish journies. Through our radically welcoming community, robust program offerings, and professional mentorship, we help make Judaism relevant to both our student's undergraduate experience and the entirety of their lives.
With over 6,500 Jewish students enrolled at our campuses each year, Hillel 818 accepts the responsibility of building a future of Jewish LA filled with ethically engaged global citizens, rooted in Jewish values. At CSUN, Pierce College, LA Valley College, and more Hillel 818 is changing lives and shaping the Jewish future of Greater Los Angeles.
There are over 6,500 Jewish undergraduate students enrolled at our campuses each year, which is the largest undergraduate population of any Hillel in the United States.
2% of all Jewish undergraduate students in the United States attend a Hillel 818 campus during the academic year.
1% of all Jews living in Greater Los Angeles attend a Hillel 818 campus during a given academic year.
We currently engage around 1,200 students per year. Over the next 5 years, our goal is to reach 2,500 students annually.
Hillel 818 runs more than 150 programs each academic year!
Create a safe space that fosters wellness, built on a foundation of trust, care, and radical welcoming.
“The stranger that dwells with you shall be to you as the home-born among you, and you shall love him as yourself.” – Leviticus 19:34
Celebrate Jewish Diversity and Pluralism.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity”
- Psalms 133
Build connections to the State of Israel.
"He gave us this Land, a Land flowing with milk and honey." - Deuteronomy 26:9
Steward exploration of Judaism’s complex fabric.
"Let your home be a meet-place for the Sages!" - Avot 1:4
Provide the tools, skills, opportunities, and Jewish values to be leaders in the Jewish community and beyond.
“I am not able to lead the people myself and alone, unless a body of people is appointed to share the responsibility of leadership; it is too heavy for me.” - Numbers 11:14
About Hillel International:
In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.
Hillel 818 is affiliated with Hillel International. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so they may enrich the Jewish people and the world, and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.