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2024 Space Rental

We are very excited to host your event or special occasion at the Rutgers University Eva & Arie Halpern Hillel House on the Wilf Family Campus. 

Please use the form and information below to reserve your space at Rutgers Hillel today.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Madlenne Lalush, our Facility Manager at or (908) 370-2868‬.

Renter Information


Event Information

Rental Duration

All Rutgers Hillel space rentals include four (4) hours of security and custodial services.

The four (4) hours include the time before, during, and immediately after an event that a space is being used by the renter, the caterer, or any other party associated with the renter.

Any renter who plans to rent a space for more than *four (4) hours is required to reimburse Rutgers Hillel for the additional security and custodial services.

If you would like to rent space in our building during the months of May, June, July, or August, there is an additional $30.00/hour fee (in the section below) to cover our facility expenses – as our facility normally operates in a dormant state during these months.

Please note: Our building usually closes at 10:00 PM. Rental requests scheduled to end later than that time are subject to approval.
Spaces Available for Rent

Important things to note:

If you click on any of the circles below, our form will not allow you to "unclick" those circles. If you do find yourself needing to "unclick" a selection(s) you will need to refresh the form and start from the beginning. We apologize for this inconvenience.

If you are planning to submit a 50% deposit to reserve your rental do not click any of the space options in the section below. More on this below.

Out of an abundance of caution for safety and security, we do not share photos, videos, or floor plans of our facility. We do, however, encourage anyone who is thinking about renting space at Rutgers Hillel to schedule a tour of our building.

And finally, one additional note of importance, painters tape is the only tape we allow to be used on our walls, ceilings, furniture, or anywhere else you might need to use tape in our building.

*If renting the Tanzman Kitchen or the Platt Family Kitchen, Rutgers Hillel will need...

  1. Liability insurance documentation from the caterer, listing Rutgers Hillel as additionally insured for the amount of $1 million. 
  2. A $1,000 safety deposit to cover any damages done during an event. Upon the conclusion of the rental, if there is no need to cash the check, the check will be destroyed.
Food Safety & Refreshments

At Rutgers Hillel, all food that comes into our building must be nut-free and must abide by our standards of kashrut (religious dietary regulations).

Kashrut (Religious Dietary Regulations):

All food entering our facility, regardless of who it is for, must abide by our facility's standard of kashrut

  1. Any purchased foods (packaged or preprepared) must visibly display one of the kashrut symbols found on this list of accepted supervisors.
  2. Any prepared or catered foods must come from a facility that is under the strict supervision of an Orthodox supervisor.

If you have any questions or concerns about our kashrut policy please do not hesitate to reach out for clarification.


As described in the above section, all caterers must abide by a certain level of kashrut for their food to come into our building.

Rutgers Hillel currently does not have a full in-house caterer, however, we do have a cafe that operates on our property. At present, the Crunch Cafe does offer coffee, tea, and other drinks, along with pastries, salads, sandwiches, pasta, and vegetable and fruit platters.

Please click here to find a list of our pre-approved caterers whom we have a preexisting relationship with, along with their contact information.

As a reminder, if you are renting the Tanzman Kitchen or the Platt Family Kitchen, Rutgers Hillel will need liability insurance documentation from the caterer, listing Rutgers Hillel as additionally insured for the amount of $1 million, and a $1,000 safety deposit to cover any damages done during an event.

Please note, unless it has been prearranged and paid for, Rutgers Hillel does not provide renters with flatware/cutlery or tablecloths.

Rental Set-Up & Amenities

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Rutgers Hillel has a limited amount of furniture at our disposal and renters are encouraged to rent furniture elsewhere if we cannot provide the amount or type of furniture that is being requested.

Furniture available to renters includes:

– Round resin/plastic tables ("72)

– Rectangular resin/plastic tables ('6 x '2.5)

– A variety of types of chairs

We provide round tables, rectangular tables, and chairs.

Please use the space above to explain, in detail, any other requests for your set-up.
Below, please find a list of amenities that could potentially be included with your rental free of charge. Please note: that not everything on the list below is guaranteed. If there is something on this list that you think Rutgers Hillel might have, but does not appear here, please feel free to request it by clicking "other."

Renter's Guests

Please note, for everyone's security, we require all renters to provide Rutgers Hillel with a list of all expected guests – including all guests' first & last names, and a cell phone number.

*Parking for events at Rutgers Hillel can be challenging, however, we do have a good relationship with Rutgers University and they allow us to utilize the university's parking lots.

We do need to submit special parking requests through the university, which can take up to 14 days to process. Once a parking request is approved, each guest must submit their contact information to the university to ensure that they do not receive a parking citation. 


Valet Parking: 

If you are interested in having valet parking at your event, the only licensed valet parking company in our area is Open Door Valet.

Reservation Deposits & Refunds

Renters are guaranteed their reservation once a 50% deposit has been received and processed by Rutgers Hillel. 

If a renter cancels more than 60 days prior to the date of their event, they are eligible to receive a full refund of their deposit on the space. 

If a renter cancels between 30 and 60 prior to the date of their event, they are eligible to receive half of their deposit refunded to them.

If a renter cancels less than 30 days prior to the date of their event, they will not be eligible to receive a refund.

If you are writing a check, please make it out to "Rutgers Hillel," and either mail it, or drop it off at, 70 College Ave, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. (addressed to Ethan Weg).
Reserve Your Rental Space Today

Your 50% deposit is 50% of the base fee(s) for the space(s) and does not include any of the additional fees for extra time.

If you are choosing to submit your 50% deposit to reserve your space today using a credit card, please make sure you have not selected any of the options in the "Spaces Available for Rent" section earlier in the form.

*Use the list of space options higher up on this page to decide on which space you want, but do not select the space(s) above by "clicking" the option(s) circles next to them if you are paying for 50%.
Rutgers Hillel Contract/Rental Agreement

Please click here to view the Rutgers Hillel Contract/Rental Agreement.