The University of Texas at San Antonio is dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through research and discovery, teaching and learning, community engagement and public service. As an institution of access and excellence, UTSA embraces multicultural traditions, serving as a center for intellectual and creative resources as well as a catalyst for socioeconomic development for Texas, the nation and the world.
Message From Dr. Horowitz
Welcome to the Hillel at UTSA Community! UTSA Hillel has been serving students since 1986 from throughout the State of Texas, with increasing numbers of students from Dallas and Houston, students from San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi and other Texas and US locations. Students also come from Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Jerusalem, Cuba, and England and France and Germany. Events are held at the 1604 Campus, the Downtown Campus, the Institute of Texan Cultures and in the communities of San Antonio including at the Jewish Community Center, at various synagogues, and in connection with other religious groups.
University students, staff, faculty, and members of the Jewish community have helped plan and orchestrate activities. Hillel encourages students to participate in a pluralistic Jewish world and allows each student to pursue a Jewish journey in a way that is meaningful to the individual. We are best as a People if we celebrate what unites us and learn to respect our differences..
Hillel gives students an opportunity to learn about Jewish life throughout the world, historically, and about the range of Jewish groups and beliefs today. Students learn about Israel, the Hebrew language, the customs and traditions of our People, prayer, and the celebration of holidays. This is a time for students to learn, grow, question, probe and work cooperatively as they learn about how to live a Jewish life.
University life is a time to dream of what could be and I think our Hillel can be a vehicle for students to think about how they can make the world a better place-- as we strengthen a community and identity that is uniquely Jewish and universally human.
Hillel donors, staff and community leadership are involved because they believe in Jewish continuity and understand that the best way to ensure this is to support student initiatives on the college campus.
We invite you to join us for Hillel programs and to partake in the journey of developing a spiritual and disciplined life based on Jewish values.
With Best Wishes and Blessings,
The University of Texas at San Antonio serves the San Antonio metropolitan area and the broader region of South Texas through programs and services offered from its three campuses: Main Campus, Downtown Campus andHemisfair Park Campus.
With nearly 29,100 students enrolled in 133 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UTSA is the second-largest institution in the University of Texas System and has been one of the state's fastest-growing public universities for much of the last decade.
UTSA offers 64 bachelor's, 48 master's and 21 doctoral degree programs. With many doctoral programs and master's programs in the planning stages or awaiting final approval, UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a doctoral/research intensive institution.
The university's three campuses provide access and opportunity for large numbers of historically underserved students. More than 56 percent of UTSA's students come from groups underrepresented in higher education. Many students are the first in their families to attend a college or university.
The University of Texas at San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award baccalaureate, master’s, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga., 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of The University of Texas at San Antonio.