FreshConnect

Welcome to the University of Michigan Hillel family, we are so excited to share in these next 4 years with you!

On this page you will find information on our FreshConnect program offerings for Fall 2020. FreshConnect is like a “choose your own adventure” for getting plugged in to Jewish community on campus. There are 4 specific offerings for the upcoming semester, feel free to sign up for one or all of them!


FreshConnect: Early Access

This year, we are excited to offer our FreshConnect: Early Access program! 
Students who take part in this program will ….

  • Receive a priority move in time slot on Monday, August 24th
  • Get to know other Jewish freshmen through group programming and activities
  • Learn all about navigating campus and opportunities at Hillel
  • Connect with upperclassmen and other student leaders

… all before the first day of class!

The Early Access program will take place Monday, August 24th – Wednesday, August 26th. Participating students will receive a move-in time slot on Monday to settle into their dorms followed by programming on Tuesday and Wednesday. In order to ensure safety and adhere to guidelines put in place by both the state and university, spots will be limited to 40 students on a first come, first serve basis.

Register Here!


FreshConnect: JLF Cohort

JLF (Jewish Learning Fellowship) is unlike any Jewish learning you have done before! Each week we focus on a topic relevant to navigating college life and what Judaism (and you, and your peers!) have to say about them.

Taking part in JLF is a great way to….

  • make friends and build relationships within your cohort over the course of 8 weeks
  • explore Judaism, Jewish community, and your own Jewish identity in the context of your life as a college student
  • enjoy a free dinner each week!

JLF meets once a week over the course of 8 weeks with two additional Shabbat experiences just for your cohort. If you are looking for a weekly opportunity to get involved and find community then this is the opportunity for you!

Interest Form Here!


FreshConnect: Mentor Pairing

A sophomore mentor is an amazing resource whether you are looking for an upperclassman to answer all your burning questions or simply want another familiar face to say hi to around campus.

Students matched can expect…

  • free coffee or lunch dates with their mentor
  • a resource to ask any and all questions
  • a new friend to join at Hillel events

Whether you are looking to break into Jewish community on campus or expand your current network, we’ve got you covered!

Sign Up Here!


FreshConnect: FYSH Programming

In addition to above three options, the FYSH Leadership Cohort will be planning events throughout the first semester! You can check back on this page later to see events as well as follow us on Instagram (@michiganhillel) or sign up for the Class of 2024 remind channel by texting @hillel2024 to 81010.

Check back here closer to the semester to see some of the exciting programs that will be offered!


Questions? Reach out to Caroline Dorf at [email protected]

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