Established in 1941, Queen's Hillel is the oldest Hillel organization in Canada. Since that time, Hillel House has been the hub of Jewish social and cultural activity on campus. It offers a variety of activities for interested members of the Queen's community out of a restored 1840s heritage villa at 124 Centre Street, beside Kingston's Beth Israel synagogue.
"Hillel House" is the traditional name for Jewish gathering places at universities throughout the world. Hillel was a first-century founder of Rabbinic Judaism, the school of Judaism from which all modern Judaism derives.