A New Home for GW Hillel


The new GW Hillel building as a rendering with blue skies and vertical banners with the logo of GW Hillel on them.

The new GW Hillel building will be a hub for cultural, religious and educational opportunities.

After years of preparation, GW Hillel is building a new state-of-the-art home in the heart of downtown at 2300 H Street, slated to open in fall of 2020.

The building, along with the programs and services housed within it, will help to provide the Jewish students of GW the tools they need to lead meaningful, vibrant Jewish lives during their time on campus and beyond.

Students are supported as they make choices that impact their individual identity, their campus community, and the world. Utilizing innovative education and leadership training, in concert with the warmth and support that college students need, GW Hillel works to empower the nearly 4,500 Jewish students on campus.

GW Hillel is funded directly by the generous support of alumni, families, community members, and friends.

Your gift, no matter the amount, provides meaningful Jewish experiences for GW students to enrich their lives, the Jewish community in greater Washington, D.C., and the world.

Give to GW Hillel

To learn more about about naming opportunities in the new home for GW Hillel please contact Meredith Westerlund at 202-994-7876 or [email protected].


Riley Ritchie, Class of 2020, a smiling volunteer with GW Hillel.

“GW Hillel creates opportunities for everyone to find their fit. For example, I love taking on a project I know will directly help people. Most recently, I volunteered through Hillel with a local D.C. organization to help fix up the home of a family in need. Being able to connect with these personal and Jewish values of giving back to the community is just one way Hillel has been a place that brings together the individual and the community."

- Riley Ritchie, GW Class of 2020

Nicole Hollander, double GW alum and GW Hillel board member.

"I'm committed to help seed the growth of the next generation of Jewish and world leaders. I'm incredibly inspired by the work that GW Hillel does to empower students to own their Jewish journeys."

-Nicole Hollander, BBA ‘05, MBA ‘13
GW Hillel donor and board member

Hillel Zand, Elliott School, Class of 2019

"GW Hillel has allowed me to develop my capabilities as a leader, while simultaneously providing me with the resources I need as a student to have a home away from home in college. I look forward every week to GW Hillel programming, as it provides me with an opportunity to catch up with students and staff in a safe and welcoming environment."

-Hillel Zand, ESIA, Class of 2019