Hillel BC is the largest Jewish student organization in Western Canada and a vital force for Jewish culture, social justice, citizenship, and tikkun olam. Hillel BC promotes Jewish life on campus and beyond, providing a warm welcoming environment for students, as well as non-students, between the ages of 18 to 30. We are committed to enhancing the lives of young Jewish adults by enabling them to explore their Jewish identity and relationship to Israel within a safe, pluralistic and inclusive community. Our programs and events reflect the diverse interests and needs of our members, build valuable leadership skills and help to create lasting friendships. We offer events and connect young Jewish adults for Jewish holidays.
In November 1947, Hillel BC officially opened its doors on the University of British Columbia campus. The modest “hut” that opened its doors in 1947 continued to serve Jewish students and their friends at the University of British Columbia until 2008. In 2010, on the precise spot where Hillel had stood for more than 60 years, the magnificent Diamond Foundation Centre for Jewish Campus Life opened its doors. With its’ headquarters operating out of the Diamond Foundation Centre for Jewish Campus Life at the University of British Columbia, Hillel BC serves colleges and universities throughout the province, including Simon Fraser University, the University of Victoria, Langara College, and the Emily Carr University of Art and Design.