Students at Johns Hopkins University are thoughtful, intelligent, and serious about their studies and their Judaism. Many students find a home at Hillel in which to study, celebrate, and build community while personally exploring Judaism both broadly and deeply. There are a wide variety of student groups sponsored by JHU and Hopkins Hillel including the Jewish Student Association, CHAI – celebrating Israeli culture, and Ketzev, Hopkins’ Jewish a capella group. Students are encouraged to pursue their ideas, take the initiative, as well as get involved with existing projects and groups. An integrated Kosher dining plan, collaboration with the admissions office, and the Leonard and Helen R. Stulman Jewish Studies Program with visiting scholars enhances Jewish life on campus.
International travel opportunities include several different trips to Israel (Birthright, Building Bridges, Hartman, MASA) as well as diverse Alternative Spring Break volunteering programs that vary depending on the year. Previous trips have gone to South America, Vienna and a variety of locations within the United States.