Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to Some Important Questions
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I am doing a Mizzou Visit and I would like to Visit Hillel. Can I do so?
Of course, you can! If you are considering coming to Mizzou, it’s a good idea to visit us and get a taste of what life is like here. In addition to getting an official Mizzou campus tour, Hillel can arrange for you to meet with students who can tell you more about Jewish life on campus or about the majors you are interested in.
How do I get involved in Hillel?
Mizzou Hillel has tons of great events throughout the year, from Shabbat services every Friday night to movie nights and more! Students can apply to be a Hillel intern or a member of the Jewish Student Organization (JSO) board. Also, you can help plan a program or get involved in a way that works for you! Contact us for more information or to set up a time to get coffee and talk about how you can get more involved at Hillel!
Can I stop by Hillel even if programs aren’t going on?
Of course! Hillel’s doors are always open for students to stop by during business hours, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm. The Hillel building has a library, kitchen, snack & coffee station, lounge, and more! Hillel also has WiFi throughout the whole building, making it the perfect place to get some work done or to relax.
How many Jewish students are enrolled at Mizzou?
There are approximately 700 Jewish undergraduate students at Mizzou.
What does Hillel provide for students on Holidays?
Programming and religious services are led by students, with the occasional visit of a guest Rabbi or student Rabbi. Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Hannukah, Tu B’Shevat, Purim, Passover and Yom HaShoah and Israel’s Independence Day are celebrated creatively on campus or at Hillel.
I’m a student and I want to go to Israel one day. Can Mizzou Hillel help me get there?
Mizzou Hillel offers plenty of opportunities. We offer an enhanced Birthright Israel trip, which is an amazing ten-day experience for Jewish students to connect to other Tigers as well as students from all over the United States and Israel! We also have a plethora of connections with organizations and trip providers. These programs are amazing opportunities for Birthright Alumni and non-Jewish students to visit Israel. Check out our Birthright page for more Information.
How can I stay updated on Jewish programs and opportunities on campus?
Sign up for our mailing list so you can receive information about our events via weekly emails, our monthly calendar, and other mass mailings. ‘Like’ us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #Mizzewish.
Contact the Hillel Office Daily from 10 to 4, Monday to Friday, to reach us. Our staff will happily help you get a feel for Hillel and what we offer. We are happy to help.