About Your Donation

Thank you for supporting Jewish life at Boston University! Your philanthropic giving enables BU Hillel to empower students to ignite their passions, activate the community, and engage the world around them. BU Hillel is an independent 501(c)3 organization, and all donations are fully tax-deductible. Gifts made by individuals and family foundations are processed by Boston University and count towards The Campaign for Boston University.

Ways to give:

Please email Ethan Sobel (esobel@bu.edu)  with any questions about your donation.

These are a few of the ways your donations are supporting BU students:

Engagement Internship – “Coffee Crew”

Our goal is to dramatically increase the quality and quantity and one-on-one meetings we have with Jewish students across campus. The 20-person Engagement Intern team, dubbed the “Coffee Crew”, works to invite individuals to a conversation over coffee (or tea) to discuss what brings joy and meaning to their lives.
– $5,000 covers a semester of Coffee Crew interns and coffee dates with uninvolved or first-year Jewish students
– $1,000 covers 100 staff/student coffee dates with uninvolved or first-year Jewish students
– $500 covers 50 staff/student coffee dates with uninvolved or first-year Jewish students

Shabbat and Holiday Meals

There’s nothing like fresh homemade challah, the familiar smell of delicious food, and a warm, welcoming community with whom to celebrate Shabbat and other Jewish holidays. For 34 Shabbatot per year, BU Hillel enables students to curate meaningful and fun Shabbat experiences on campus, as well as programming and meals to celebrate the High Holidays, Sukkot, Chanukah, Purim, and Passover. 

Alternative Spring Break

Among the most impactful experiences students have are cohort-based travel. In addition to offering a number of ways for students to spend time in Israel, BU Hillel takes a group of students on an Alternative Spring Break trip focused on community service and social justice. Students return to campus with a newfound appreciation for their Jewish heritage, and we would love to be able to offer multiple opportunities per year for this kind of travel.