Since its inception in 2005, Hillel at IDC has established a name for itself on campus, with a place for students to express their Jewish identity, develop leadership skills, explore their Jewish heritage, and learn how they can help shape a more tolerant and caring society in Israel.
Yuval Ben-Hai is the Hillel director, leading IDC Hillel from strength to strength.
The following is a sampling of Hillel programs at IDC:
| ||Knowing the Self through Kabbala is a workshop in which students discover spiritual avenues through the study of Kabbala. Topics have included the soul, man as a microcosm of the world, and the elements of fire, wind, water and earth and how they relate to the individual's potential for self-understanding.|
| ||The Beit Midrash Patuach (Pluralistic Study Group) is a program in English and Hebrew that brings together a group of secular and religious students to learn about different subjects in Jewish thought from a variety of standpoints.|
| ||Friday Night Dinners offer Israeli and overseas students a chance to celebrate the Sabbath in a welcoming atmosphere, including pluralistic prayer, Jewish learning, and a festive meal.|
| ||Thank G-d for Making Me a Woman is a program in which women students study a variety of Jewish texts and offer their own readings of the traditional sources.|
| ||The Israeli Syndrome - Jewish Identity Seminars brings together native Israeli and overseas students to discuss what it means to be Jewish in Israel and in the Diaspora. Each month students meet to watch a film or hear a lecture that addresses issues related to Jewish identity, and then students share their own perspectives.|
IDC Hillel student and volunteer Daniella Hoffman described what Hillel means to the young generation of Israelis in the Jerusalem Post