Our Mission

Hillel Las Vegas aims to provide opportunities for all Jewish students to feel connected to their own Jewish identity and the Jewish community in their own unique way. Whether it be through the arts, social action, celebrating Shabbat & holidays, or through a connection to the state of Israel, we feel each student should be able to express their Jewish identity as they see fit. 

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Hillel at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) was founded in 1976 by Roberta Sabbath. Jewish Federation director Jerry Countess encouraged Sabbath to start a Hillel group and over the years Hillel Las Vegas has grown to provide weekly programming for Jewish students on campus. The award pictured on the left was presented to Sabbath following her first year having Hillel on campus.