Frequently Asked Questions
What is Hillel?
What type of activities does Hillel offer?
What are the demographics of the Jewish Community at UF?
UF has a large and diverse Jewish community with thousands of Jewish students of all backgrounds. The vast majority of Jewish students at UF identify as reform, conservative, or just Jewish. There is also a very small orthodox community.
Where can I find kosher meals at UF?
Hillel offers kosher meals for Shabbat and holidays which are free and open to all students. Experience teaches us that the last majority of kosher-observant Jewish students at UF prefer to eat vegetarian or pescatarian with their peers, either on campus or as part of Greek housing plans. Additionally, since generally only freshmen live on campus, the most of upperclassmen have the option of cooking for themselves in their own kitchens, and, if they keep kosher, prepare meals with kosher items from local grocery stores just as Publix and Trader Joes. Chabad offers a small kosher meal plan for students who prefer more formal kosher options.
What kinds of religious searches are available and when?
Religious services are only part of what Hillel has to offer. We're proud to offer student-led Shabbat evening services (traditional conservative and a musical reform) each week during the fall and spring semesters. Services are also held on High Holidays and other holidays based on student interest.
Is Hillel only for Jewish Students?
What travel opportunities does Hillel provide?