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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 is the campus "home away from home" for Jewish students. It provides a place on campus for students to gather, relax, share a meal, schmooze, nosh, 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, and a lounge area. 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. seven days a week during the academic year. 

Lehigh Hillel is affiliated with the Lehigh Office of Jewish Student Life, which is part of the Office of the University Chaplain.  Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life and Associate Chaplain, 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.

Recent News

Hillel International listed Lehigh University as one of the top 60 private colleges and universities in terms of Jewish population, as well as one of the top 60 schools chosen by Jewish graduating High School seniors in 2018.
Dear Lehigh Jewish students and all members of our extended community, I know this has been a difficult time for all of us. Shock, anger, sadness, and frustration are only some of the emotions we've all felt during this past week. One week ago we all said good-bye for Spring Break.

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