FAQ's About

Hillel at UTK

Frequently Asked Questions

How many Jewish students are there at the University of Tennessee?


According to our records, there are approximately 200 Jewish undergraduate students here at the University.




Is there a Hillel House?


We currently do not have a Hillel House at the University of Tennessee. However, we have two main wonderful places where we gather. The International House on campus and the Campus House of Prayer on Lake Avenue just off campus provide us with comfortable and welcoming spaces. It is our dream to one day again (we had a space in the 1990s) have a true "home away from home" for gatherings.




How do I join? Are there Hillel membership fees?


There is no membership fee! To join we ask that you fill out a membership form. As a UTK student, you are always welcome at our events. Simply come to an event and let us know that you are interested! Visit our calendar to find an event you would like to join us at.




How can I support Hillel?


If you would like to donate time or sponsor a Hillel program, please contact our director at utkhillel@jewishknoxville.org. To provide a general monetary donation to provide for our Hillel at UTK community, please click here.




Can prospective students visit the University of Tennessee and connect with a Jewish student?


Of course! Hillel at UTK students are welcoming and always happy to share the campus life with prospective students. Please fill out the google form so we know you're interested and how to contact you to set up a visit.




Is there a Judaic Studies program and/or Hebrew langauge offered at the University of Tennessee?


Yes! The Fern and Manfred Steinfeld Program in Judaic Studies is the center of study of Jews and Judaism at UTK. The Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures department offers a Modern Hebrew program. Please visit the webpage judaic.utk.edu or mfll.utk.edu/hebrew to learn more.




I know that Hillel is a part of the Knoxville Jewish Alliance. How can I learn more aout the Knoxville Jewish community?


We are surrounded by a supportive, active, and engaged Jewish community in Knoxville. To learn more about Knoxville's strong Jewish community, please visit https://www.jewishknoxville.org/.





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Questions? Email Director Tara Bain at utkhillel@jewishknoxville.org

Hillel at UTK is funded by Knoxville Jewish Alliance,

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