Welcome, Lehigh Class of 2020!
We're excited to welcome back members of Hillel, the campus community, and especially the incoming class of 2020. This year's Hillel board has planned an array of activities this fall to welcome new students and reconnect with those who've been part of our community. Check out just some of the upcoming events we have planned:
- Thursday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Parent and First-Year Open House
- Friday, August 26, First year Shabbat option for Faux Friday (sign up in advance on the Orientation Portal)
- Friday, September 2, Shabbat Services and BBQ Dinner: Services (always optional) start at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.
- Saturday, September 3, 8:00 p.m. Havdallah, S’mores and Music
And save the dates for our Shabbat Dinner (October 7) and Bagel Brunch (October 9) during Family Weekend!
All of the events above will be held at the Jewish Student Center, 216 Summit St. (across Brodhead Ave from the Alumni Building, where Admissions is located). This center is our home away from home, a place where all Jewish students can come to relax, study, or cook up something in our kosher kitchen. Feel free to stop by and visit during one of the above events, or any time you're around on campus. To stay up to date with Hillel going-ons, we also invite you to sign up for our weekly updates or subscribe to our biannual newsletter.
Welcome to the Lehigh University Hillel Society.
The mission of Lehigh Hillel is to encourage student exploration of Jewish identity through cultural, religious, and Israel related programming.
The Lehigh University Hillel Society is a student-run organization. We offer a free Shabbat dinner every Friday night, holiday celebrations, social events, cultural programs such as cooking and movies, and community service. The Jewish Student Center and all of our programs are open to students of any background and experience level with Judaism. We welcome involvement, whether it be coming up with ideas for programming, helping to plan, or just showing up and bringing friends.
The Jewish Student Center provides a home on campus for students to gather, relax, share a meal, and explore and express their Jewish identity. Among the JSC’s amenities are free computers and printing, quiet study rooms, a snack-stocked kosher kitchen, a dining room, a lounge area and a library. We are connected to the Lehigh internet and there is wireless internet available throughout the building. All Lehigh students have swipe access to the JSC from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on weekdays and from 12 p.m. to 9 p.m. on weekends.
The Director of Jewish Student Life acts as a resource for all Jewish groups on campus, works closely with students on programming, and is available for spiritual counseling and direction and to answer any questions students may have about Judaism. The Director is also the representative of the Lehigh Jewish community to the administration, and a good person to come to with any concerns related to being Jewish on campus.