Support Hillel

Your investment in IU Hillel will help inspire a Jewish future.

Over 4,000 Jewish students attend Indiana University.  College is a critical time when students embark on paths impacting the rest of their lives. IU Hillel provides meaningful Jewish experiences and helps students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life. Your generous tax-deductible donation will enable us to provide a warm, welcoming Jewish home on the IU campus.

IU Hillel is here for your children as they embark on this next stage of growing up. Join our Parents & Grandparents Club, and Hillel will be there for your student from freshmen to senior year. 

We offer a variety of membership levels, each accompanied with a combination of IU Hillel care packages for major holidays, finals, and birthdays for your student to receive!

Be sure to join the IU Hillel Parents & Grandparents Facebook Group!

Life and Legacy

Life and Legacy

Join us in ensuring the Jewish future.

IU Hillel, in partnership with the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, is participating the Life and Legacy program.

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Shabbat dinner sponsorship

The cornerstone of Hillel's program is our Shabbat experience. The mouth-watering smells of freshly baked challah, matzah ball soup, and roasted chicken greet students every week as they enter our doors on Friday night.  

Hillel attracts approximately 150-200 students each week during Shabbat for services and free Shabbat dinner.

Shabbat traditions at Hillel enable our students to build lasting commitments to their Jewish community, both during and after their collegiate years.

While IU Hillel strives to provide free programs for our students, Shabbat dinner costs upwards of $2,000 weekly. 

Now, more than ever, the Jewish leaders of tomorrow need your help.


The smell of the Arboretum as you walked to class, the view of the shops and restaurants lining Kirkwood as you walk through the Sample Gates, the excitement of IU basketball games and Little 5; all of these are familiar to any IU Alumni.

Only Hillel's students can remember the smell of challah before Shabbat dinner, and the fresh soup delivered to your doorstep when you were sick. 

We want to continue making these types of memories for Hillel's future alumni. 


For more information about ways you can support Indiana Hillel, contact our Development Manager, Elana Huvard.