Hillel House is an establishment run by the
Union of Jewish Students(UJS) to allow any Jewish student to study across the UK without compromising his or her religion (kitchens will be kept kosher for instance). It is effectively a hall of residence.
Hillel House was named for the esteemed first-century
rabbi Hillel the Elder.
Hillel Houses in the United Kingdom
As of March 2007, there are official Hillel Houses in the cities of
Birmingham, Bournemouth, Brighton, Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Leicester, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffieldand York.
Hillel House in Manchester
The Hillel House in Manchester, which used to be located in converted terraced-house accommodation in Grafton Street,
Rusholme, and is now in purpose-built premises in Greenheys Lane, Hulme, has recently been renovated and is now a state-of-the-art residence for anyone wishing to study in the local universities (including Manchester University, UMIST and the Metropolitan University of Manchester (formerly manchester Polytechnic. It serves as the meeting place and headquarters of the local Jewish Society and Israel Society.
* [http://www.kosherdelight.com/UnitedKingdomHillel.shtml List of official Hillel Houses and affiliated establishments in the UK]
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