"Come for the food, stay for the family."


Hillel at UTK is a student organization that gives students the opportunity to interact and be part of a Jewish community on campus.

We host a wide range of Judaic events, including Shabbat dinners, holiday celebrations, and other social events.

Additionally, Hillel at UTK serves to link students to Jewish life in Knoxville.



Hillel at the University of Tennessee Knoxville inspires students to explore and embrace Jewish life.



Students develop identities that encompass Jewish life, learning, and values.




תיקון עולם – Tikun Olam - Repair of the World

We embrace and cultivate our Volunteer spirit.


הכנסת אורחים - Hakhnasat Orchim – Hospitality

We welcome and respect all wishing to be engaged at our home away from home.


קהילה - Kehillah – Community

We build relationships with other Jews, our University, and the broader community.


מנהיגות – Manhigut – Leadership

We motivate and cultivate teamwork and relationships.


שִׂמְחָה – Simcha - Joy

We promote well-being, celebration, and friendship in everyday life.

Hillel at the University of Tennessee Knoxville

Faculty Advisor: Vacant

Hillel at UTK Director: Tara Bain, utkhillel@jewishknoxville.org


Visit us at www.hillelutk.org to discover what Hillel at UTK is all about! If you are a new or transfer student, please fill out the form on our New Student tab so we can get in touch!


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Visit Hillel International to discover more ways to connect to Jewish Student Organizations around the world.

Hillel at UTK operates under the guidelines of the University of Tennessee’s Center for Student Engagement.


During this time of COVID-19, we may be gathering remotely but continue to provide a comforting home for our Jewish students.


We thank all of you for continuing your support of our Jewish life at UTK