The Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia, is the focal point in a renaissance of Jewish life for the 1,800 Jewish students on Grounds.

UVA Hillel Students on "Alternative Spring Break"

UVA Hillel Students on "Alternative Spring Break"

location

Charlottesville, VA

Funding began

May 1, 2003

contact

Jake Rubin, Executive Director

 

About Hillel

The Brody Jewish Center, Hillel at the University of Virginia, is the focal point in a renaissance of Jewish life for the 1,800 Jewish students on Grounds. Building upon UVa’s strong tradition of student leadership, the Brody Jewish Center actively and successfully empowers Jewish students to create relevant and meaningful Jewish experiences that will inspire a lifelong commitment to the Jewish people. The Brody Jewish Center is engaging more Jewish students than ever before through a broad range of activities and creative initiatives for social enjoyment, Jewish learning and community outreach.

Working with Jewish student groups that comprise the Jewish Leadership Council and Jewish graduate student groups, the Brody Jewish Center strives to create a warm and welcoming community for Jewish students on Grounds. Each year, The Brody Jewish Center connects students to their community, their peers and their heritage through diverse array of programming. The Brody Jewish Center does not have members; all students are welcome to participate in all activities.

Whether it is through weekly Shabbat dinners, a free trip to Israel, social gatherings, interfaith dialogues, or volunteering at a local homeless shelter, there is a place for every student at the Brody Jewish Center.  With over 50 students serving in leadership roles, The Brody Jewish Center is truly an organization for students, run by students.

The Brody Jewish Center has provided me a warm and welcoming environment that is unlike any other. I always know that when I come to a Hillel event, I will be welcomed with open arms. The Brody Jewish Center has become my home away from home.
— Daniel Novick '12 McIntire
The Brody Jewish Center has given me opportunities to experience Jewish culture and religion and to explore my personal relationship with Judaism. The Brody Jewish Center is an open and accepting community, where Jewish students of all different backgrounds can gather, share experiences, and build meaningful relationships.
— Emily Nachazel '10 McIntire
 

Excerpt from the Brody Jewish Center Website:

The Brody Jewish Center is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of parents, alumni, friends, and Jewish communal federations and foundations. We are grateful to all of our partners for their support of Jewish life at UVa.