who we are

Hillel Council of New England (HCNE) is the central hub for Jewish campus life in Boston, Greater Massachusetts and across New England. The student population we serve is the second largest in the region. We are the resource for both established Hillels as well as for institutions looking to build Jewish life on campus. We support the Jewish campus experience for students and professionals through staffing, regional programming, professional development and consultative services. 


Birthright Israel

December, 29th, 2019-January, 9th, 2020

Experience Birthright Israel with students from small campuses across New England with Shorashim. Explore the vibes, culture, food and views of Israel while traveling with Israelis for your entire trip!

Questions? Not sure if you’re eligible? Contact us now

This trip is a gift from Birthright Israel



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Affiliate and startup campuses


Suffolk University


BOSTON college

Simmons University

Emerson college


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Our Mission

  • Create meaningful and engaging Jewish community on the campuses we serve.
  • Make connections between the smaller Boston colleges and bring our students together across campuses. 
  • Strive to meet the needs of every Jewish student, wherever they are on their journey. 
  • Enrich students' lives with a home and a place to explore their Jewish identity during their college journey.
  • Facilitate the development of our students’ Jewish identity as emerging adults.

Travel & Internship Opportunities

Are you interested in experiencing life outside of New England? Study, volunteer or work abroad. Follow the link below to learn more! Numerous opportunities await you!