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.
Established in 1962 when NU was a commuter school, by very dedicated alumni who have been vital to the university community -Milton (Mickey) Cail, Al Frager, Bernard (Bunny) Solomon and Professor Louis Cooperstein who became Chairman of the Foreign Launguages Department and served for over thirty years as the Faculty Advisor to Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity. The focus of Hillel programming at that time was social/community service events.
In 1978, Hillel moved into a newly renovated building at 456 Parker Street. In 2001, Northeastern Hillel moved into its current location on 70 St. Stephen Street.