• Hillel gave me a place to call home and a place to feel comfortable and a place to spread my wings. Hillel changed the way that I think about jewish campus life. Hillel really shaped my entire college experience. Rachel B.F. - Boston, MA



Mazal tov (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 6,700 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 Ambassadors support our Michigan Hillel in a variety of unique ways – advising the staff and the Board of Trustees on new and current initiatives, introducing us to new Wolverine students and families, and serving as ambassadors of our mission throughout local communities. To learn more about becoming a Parent Ambassador, 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, see the “Join Group” button below or simply login to your account on Facebook and type ‘Michigan Hillel Parents’ in the search box.

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


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