FAQs

Q: How many Jewish students are at Amherst?

     A: There are approximately 200 Jewish students at Amherst, which is just over 10% of the overall student population.

Q: I'm not very religious, is there a place for me at Hillel?

     A: Hillel is the main Jewish organization on campus, and we welcome everybody, including non-Jewish students.

Q: I come from a very observant Jewish background, is there a place for me at Hillel?

Provost’s Initiative Prompts Amherst to “Ask Big Questions”

Submitted on Monday, 4/14/2014, at 8:46 AM

By Katherine Duke ’05

Earlier this semester, mysterious signs began to pop up around the Amherst campus. A banner above the entrance to Frost Library asked WHEN DO WE CONFORM?. Posters appeared on every bulletin board, featuring question marks and the letters ABQ. Many people didn’t know what to make of them. One evening in Valentine Dining Hall, I overhead one Breaking Bad fan mutter to another, “Does that stand for ‘Albuquerque’?”

Siona Benjamin To Present “Spicy Girl” at Amherst College Feb. 13

January 31, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Siona Benjamin, a Jewish artist from Bombay, India, will present a mixed-media performance called “Spicy Girl—Finding Home and the Dilemma of Belonging” in Room 115 of Fayerweather Hall at Amherst College, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by Amherst and Smith Hillel and is free and open to the public.