Parents Network

As much as we are excited to welcome your student to campus  – we are just as excited to welcome you to your own new, incredible network of Wolverine parents!  You, too, are now part of one of the most vibrant Jewish college communities.  Our staff and our parents nationwide are here to support you in any way we can.  Please do not hesitate to use us as a resource for questions, concerns, sending your sick student matzo ball soup, and more.  Stacy Carroll, our Director of Advancement, is just a phone call or email away. We hope you will become an active member of our Michigan Hillel parents network through any number of our groups, events, and activities listed below.

Club Mem

Club Mem is a special offering for families of freshmen and transfer students. Through gifts of $500, these families share pride in supporting Hillel’s impactful programming, early on in their student’s Jewish journey with us. As first-year students and emerging adults who have just arrived at their new UofM home, we want to ensure new students feel the heart of our Hillel right upon arrival to campus. Through Club Mem-accessible programs and incentives, we’re able to connect early and often with new students and their families. Read more and join here!

Wolverine Family Events 

As a complement to our summer orientations and tours, we also host a “Welcome to Campus Freshmen Family Dinner” during move-in.  New Wolverine families join fellow freshmen and their families for a delicious meal prepared by the Hillel Cafe’s talented in-house chef. Hillel staff and current students are present to answer any questions and give tours of the building’s auditorium, lounge, study rooms, and more.

Parents & Family Weekend Shabbat Dinner” is a must-attend – not only to enjoy our homemade kosher food, but to see for yourself the hundreds of students gathering at Hillel for dinner each Friday night.  Our services are always optional to attend and dinner each week is free for students. Parents will kvell with pride at the beauty of a strong Jewish community cultivated by UofM students.

We hope parents will join their students at Hillel any time they visit the university for Shabbat dinner and other special events like Homecoming Shabbat and Passover meals.

Michigan Hillel Parents Facebook Group

One of the best says to stay in the know for U-M parents is to connect via our social media accounts of 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 sfcarrol@umich.edu.

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