Welcome to
Michigan Hillel

Our mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world.

The hearts and minds of our student and staff communities remain with the young children, teens, parents, and grandparents being held hostage, lost families and friends, and those lost in uniform. We ache for those in Israel enduring such pain and send strength and support to those defending her. This is simply nothing any of us could ever or should have ever expected to experience in our lifetimes.

We also deeply recognize the need to take care of ourselves, our families, our communities, and perhaps most importantly, our children here at home. Michigan Hillel staff have been working non-stop to provide support for our campus’s 6,500 Jewish students, ensuring our Hillel remains their safe haven home. Over the last few weeks we have experienced a record number of students seeking Hillel support. We have – and will continue – to be there for each and every one of them.

It is important for us to express tremendous gratitude to our parent, alumni, and local communities for their overwhelming support of our efforts. We will continue to share up-to-date information through our social media channels and our constant email communications. We welcome any and all support to our immediate need areas of enhanced security measures, pastoral care, mental health and well-being initiatives, Jewish education programs, and so much more.

When one thinks about Michigan Hillel, two defining characteristics come to mind: Community and Leadership.

Experience hillel

The Michigan Difference. Michigan Hillel is unparalleled in terms of its size, diversity, and quality of programming. Our Hillel supports nearly 40 independent student groups for our 6,500 Jewish students on campus. Each group provides opportunities for students to become involved as leaders, driving the programming and decision-making forward for their group and community.

Create and enjoy Jewish community on campus. Find everything from Shabbat & High Holidays, Hillel-wide events, and peer-led programming.

 First Year Students

FYSH (First Year Students at Hillel) is an active group offering many events throughout the year. They offer programs like our Early Access Overnight Retreat, bonfires at Hillel, Freshmen Shabbats, ice cream socials, mentorship programs, res hall events & leadership opportunities.

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 Returning Students

All students can engage in and build community in so many different ways. We offer many student-led groups, leadership and internship opportunities, learning cohorts, Greek life programs, plus international immersive experiences, too. We encourage you to explore these and more through our Hillel Connect program to get get involved.

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 Grad Students

The University of Michigan has one of the largest Jewish graduate student communities in the nation. Our graduate student community, jUnion, is a warm and welcoming group, hosting many social, holiday, and other events at Hillel and in homes. Connect with jGrad to become a part of the community.

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Baking collaboratively with friends through Challah for Hunger is the best. I love knowing our challah baking efforts have a profound impact on our community’s fight against food insecurity.
Whether it’s praying, studying with friends, or performing with Kol HaKavod, being involved with Hillel is one of the best parts of my Michigan experience.
At first, I didn’t know what to expect when going to events at Hillel, but when I got there, everyone was so friendly and outgoing it gave me that sense of community that I love.
As a regular attendee at Hillel events during my time at Michigan I made life-long friends that I am still in touch with today. I also accumulated stories ("I was the first projectionist of the Hill Street Cinema") that I get to tell my kids.
My wife and I met at Michigan Hillel. I was running a student group and as a freshman she signed up. She didn't realize what she was really signing up for (or maybe I didn't realize)!
UM Hillel has provided my daughter the ability to participate in activities with other Jewish students and continue a sense of belonging and community during her college years. Shabbat services and dinner have helped solidify her Jewish identity.
Having two children at Michigan, Hillel has made it feel like I have a surrogate there when needed. The chicken soup delivery was the first time that I used Hillel as a parent and I love the fact that my son got some TLC from a Jewish organization.
My daughter got sick the first semester of school. I called Hillel and they delivered chicken soup to her door. Hillel is like a Jewish mother, they're there to watch over you.

The Hillel Café

The only kosher restaurant in all of Washtenaw County, our in-house chef prepares delicious, gourmet kosher food under the supervision of Rabbi Rod Glogower.


Grab-N-Go is a new addition to our Café offerings. Fresh sandwiches and salads, along with chips and drinks can now be found at our front entrance. Students are welcome to grab a bite on the go or stay to enjoy while studying in any number of our quiety study space. Purchase conveniently with Venmo and PayPal with the Greeter at our front desk.

Entrees, Sandwiches, and Salads
Snacks and Fruit
Drinks & More!


Create and enjoy Jewish community on campus. Find everything from Shabbat & High Holidays, Hillel-wide events, and peer-led programming

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