How many Jewish students are in Milwaukee?
There are approximately 450 Jewish undergraduate and graduate students in Milwaukee.
How many members does Hillel have?
None! There is no such thing as "membership" at Hillel. Everyone is welcome to participate in any of our programs.
How many students are involved with Hillel?
This is a very difficult number to measure, since we have no "membership." We have at least 75 students who currently attend on a monthly basis and about 180 students who participate in some Hillel activity over the course of the year.
What does Hillel offer besides programming?
You name it! Hillel's building is open to all students who want to hang out, watch TV, play pool, or study. Stop by any time to meet old friends, make new ones, and grab a snack!
How do I get involved?
Is Hillel only for Jewish students?
No - everyone is welcome at Hillel. Please feel free to bring your non-Jewish friends. We're always glad to answer questions for anyone who is curious about Jewish life. Our friendly environment allows all students to feel comfortable.
What colleges and universities does Hillel serve?
Is Hillel kosher?
Hillel is kosher style. Food that is prepared in Hillel's kitchen is 100% certified kosher. Hillel will order vegetarian food from non-kosher restaurants for some events.
How does Hillel celebrate Shabbat?
Every week during the school year, our Hillel community gathers for Shabbat services and dinner. The joy of Shabbat is felt through singing, lighting the candles, a D'var Torah (a piece of Jewish learning), and meeting new people. Services begin at 6:00 pm followed by a delicious kosher dinner at 6:30 pm. Often Shabbat dinners will be themed. Click here to learn more about Shabbat at Hillel.
How do you pay for all of those amazing programs?
Hillel is a non-profit organization sponsored by the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Much of our funding comes from grants and donations from loyal supporters like you! Click here to learn more about how you can help support Hillel.
How can I study Hebrew?
There are many different formal and informal Hebrew language opportunities in Milwaukee. UW-Milwaukee offers modern and biblical Hebrew for credit or please reach out to Pnina at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about more informal and small group Hebrew language opportunities.
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