Hillels of Georgia, a regional Hillel system, serves as an umbrella organization partnering with over 24 college campuses to provide over 5,000 Jewish students with their Jewish home away from home.
Our mission is to enrich the lives of these individuals so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. We do so by providing meaningful Jewish experiences to thousands of students on campuses across Georgia.
Inspiring Jewish life on Campus!
Previously known as Atlanta YAD: The Jewish Young Adult Agency, Hillels of Georgia was founded in 2003 to join forces with the largest student organization in the world Hillel International.
Creating vibrant Jewish life on every campus in Georgia.
Inspire every student to proudly embrace their Jewish journey, making an enduring connection to Jewish life and Israel.
To achieve our mission and vision, our work focuses on core facets of Jewish life including Jewish learning and building a meaningful, ongoing relationship with Israel.
OUR FIVE PILLARS
Our passionate and driven students make Hillel everything it is! Alongside our talented group of professionals, student leaders help to plan and run all Hillel programming based on five “pillars:”
Fostering Jewish student growth, celebrating pluralistic Jewish holidays and Shabbat, and exploring rich traditions through memorable Jewish experiences.
Building strong Jewish communities on campus which help students understand their role in the community and give them a way to relate to the world.
Cultivating a passion and a sense of personal attachment to Israel through advocacy, education, and visits to Israel.
Developing skills that help students become critical thinkers, motivate others, enhance a personal leadership philosophy, and understand their role in post-college community life.
Providing meaningful public service and inspiring students to address social justice issues creatively reflecting Jewish values.