• Hillel is a home for my son to go on Friday nights while away from home. He went to dinner at Hillel his very first Friday on campus, which was surprising enough, but when he kept going back with his friends, I was stunned. Janice B. -



Congratulations on having a new Wolverine in your family!  We are excited to welcome your student to campus and support his or her needs and interests in any way that we can.

Your student is now part of one of the most vibrant, diverse and caring Jewish communities on a college campus today. Michigan Hillel is constantly expanding – supporting over 6,000 Jewish students through nearly 60 student-led groups. Staff is always meeting with students to engage them in the community, empower them as leaders and talk about what they want to experience on campus.  We do our best to help fulfill their wishes through dozens of diverse Hillel programs and groups. We are also prepared to assist students with just about any problem he or she may have at the University. Should you ever any have any questions or  concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at (734) 769-0500 or [email protected].  If it is after office hours and requires urgent attention Tilly Shames, Executive Director, can be reached any time on her cell phone at 734-478-3195.

Just as we welcome feedback from students, we love to hear from our parent community too.  Our Parent Ambassador Council (PAC) offers Wolverine parents their own unique Michigan Hillel experience – advising the staff and the Board of Trustees on new and current initiatives, as well as serving as ambassadors of our mission throughout local communities. To learn more about PAC, visit our Parents Network page.

We hope you will take a moment to also join our closed Facebook group, Michigan Hillel Parents, which will help you connect with other Wolverine families interested in enriching the lives of their Jewish students while at UofM. To join, simply login to your account on www.Facebook.com and type ‘Michigan Hillel Parents’ in the search box. After selecting the group, click ‘Join Group’ in the upper right hand corner.

The bottom line for us is the same as for you: there isn’t anyone in the world more important to us than your student. That, more than anything else, is why we are here.

The Staff of Michigan Hillel