Parent Events & Participation

Birthday Cookies!

Being away from your child for their birthday can be hard for any parent. Sending a little bit of love in the mail from Sweet Seidner’s Bake Shop (certified kosher) is easy! Our Hillel is excited to have a partnership with this delicious bakery so that you can celebrate your favorite Wolverine with a special birthday treat they are sure to love. Birthday packages are shipped directly to your student just before their birthday and can be sent any time of year to the address you provide. And, a percentage of each sale supports our Hillel.

Order here

Wolverine Family Events 

As a complement to our summer orientations and tours, we will also be hosting “Welcome to Hillel Open House” days during move-in week. New and current Wolverines and their families are encouraged to drop into Hillel to meet with our staff and student leaders and have all of their questions answered, plus see our beautiful spaces to study, host group meetings, rest and relax, enjoy the outdoors, and more.

Tuesday, August 23 through Friday, August 26
1:00 – 3:00 PM
Hillel | 1429 Hill Street

Sweet New Year Open House Reception

Join us at Hillel for a New Years-inspired Open House event. Meet and greet with staff and student leaders over some of the holiday’s favorite treats – including the most delicious mandelbread from our very own Sarah Parkes (’18), now of Sparkes Kitchen!

Friday, November 3
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Hillel | 1429 Hill Street

Parents & Family Shabbat

We welcome you to be a part of the beautiful Shabbat celebration our student community hosts each week. Enjoy three student-led services (optional) followed by a delicious kosher buffet of braised brisket, roasted chicken, and a vegetarian option. Register in advance for you and your family (registration coming soon). As always, students of all ages are free.

Friday, November 3
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Hillel | 1429 Hill Street

Reserve seats here.

Parents & Family Erev Rosh Hashanah Dinner

While in town for Parents & Family Weekend, join our table for a festive holiday meal with your student. We will be featuring braised brisket, roasted chicken, and a vegetarian option. Details on services and seating times will be posted soon. Adult/Non-Students $18 | Siblings 10 and under $15

Sunday, September 25
Times TBA
Hillel | 1429 Hill Street

Reserve seats here.

Visiting families may also join us for Holiday services by purchasing tickets here.

Michigan Hillel Parents Facebook Group

One of the best ways to stay in the know for U-M parents is to connect via our social media accounts on Facebook and Instagram. We encourage you to join our closed Facebook group, Michigan Hillel Parents.

We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you at any number of our parent and student events. Contact Stacy to get involved at (734) 769-0500 or