Clubs & Groups

Join the Club!

Challah Club

Want to braid and bake challah? You can do it every week with our Challah Chug (club)! Take a challah home, meet new people, and help raise money for good causes. Contact slainer@uwhillel.org!

Queer Havdalah: Come together with other students in the LGBTQ+ community with spices and light, blessings and community as we say good bye to Shabbat and to welcome the new week. LGBTQ+ folx & allies welcome. Questions? Contact Judy at jgreenberg@uwhillel.org

Jewop: Madison’s only Jewish acapella group! Award winning at the national Kol HaOlam competition! Contact at UWMadisonJewop@Gmail.com 

Capitol Lakes Shabbat: Make a video with other students of Shabbat songs and blessings to send to Jewish residents who live at Capitol Lakes retirement community for their Shabbat celebration. Contact Andrea at asteinberger@uwhillel.org

Mishelanu: Get together with other students who have Israeli parents. Speak Hebrew and talk about life. A home away from home with Lidor, our campus shaliach. Contact lidor@uwhillel.org

Cafe Ivrit: Join students who are learning to speak Hebrew, those who are fluent, and those who are looking to practice. For any student willing to speak a little Hebrew. Contact Lidor at lidor@uwhillel.org

Israeli Cooking Club: Join us for Israeli cooking classes! Nourish your mind with traditonal Israeli dishes! Contact lidor@uwhillel.org

Yiddishkeit: Interested in exploring Jewish life and culture through radical politics, thought-provoking stories and song, and the best insults and curses you’ll ever come across? Check out our Yiddishkeit (Yiddish culture) programming! Contact Micah at marielrohr@uwhillel.org

Reform Minyan: Vibrant Friday night services with the melodies and spirit you know from URJ camps and Reform synagogues. Contact Andrea at asteinberger@uwhillel.org

Conservative Minyan: Friday night services with spirited singing and traditional tefilllot (prayers) with the ruach of Ramah. Contact Judy at jgreenberg@uwhillel.org

Senior Schmooze: For Seniors who are interested in getting together (or over zoom) over a drink to talk about how they are doing, what’s on their mind, and what the future will bring! Contact Andrea at asteinberger@uwhillel.org

Torah Time: Each week we gather to study the week’s parashah. We use the weekly Torah portion as a lens for struggling with questions we face in our daily lives. Using texts, from traditional to contemporary, we will see what wisdom our tradition has to offer as we navigate our lives today. Contact Judy at jgreenberg@uwhillel.org 

Badger Alliance for Israel: BAFI is the prominent nonreligious, bipartisan, and pro-peace umbrella Israel organization on the UW- Madison campus that seeks to strengthen the US-Israel relationship through educational and activism opportunities and events. Contact Bafi at bafiuwmadison@gmail.com 

Tamid Group at Wisconsin: The TAMID Group is a nonprofit, apolitical, and areligious organizations that helps undergraduate students develop professional skills through hands-on interaction with the Israeli economy. Contact Tamid at wisconsin@tamidgroup.org 

 

Greek Life: The UW- Madison is home to a vibrant Greek life, including several Jewish houses! Want to get involved? Curious about connecting? Email Hillel Greek Life Intern Maya Parks at MRParks@wisc.edu 

Jewish Studies:  The Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies brings together a variety of disciplines to study and interpret Jewish and ancient Israelite history, religion, literature, politics, society, and culture. The center offers a broad selection of courses at all levels including Classical and Near Eastern Studies, English, Gender and Women's Studies, German/Nordic/Slavic Studies, History, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Religious Studies, and Sociology. Contact The Center for Jewish Studies at PA@cjs.wisc.edu 

Local Synagogues: Madison is home to Synagogues of all religious denominations! Hillel regularly collaborates with other Jewish communities in Madison including Temple Beth El (Reform),  Beth Israel Center (Conservative), and Shaarey Shamayim (Reconstructionist). If you’d like to get more involved with one of these communities- especially if you’re interested in teaching Hebrew school classes- contact Rabbi Andrea Steinberger at ASteinberger@uwhillel.org 

Travel with Us!

Badger Birthright

 

UW Hillel is proud to offer enhanced Birthright Israel experiences for its students and peers throughout the midwest. Unlike many other Birthright trips, Badger Birthright partners with Israeli soldiers who will be traveling with Hillel the entire trip!​ Immerse yourself in all that Israel has to offer, gain new perspectives, and make lifelong friends on Badger Birthright!

Questions about Birthright? Contact Lidor at lidor@uwhillel.org

Student Leadership Delegation

 

Are you a leader on campus? Are you intrigued by new experiences, willing to challenge your assumptions, and ​ready to see nuance and complexity? If that sounds like you, you might be ready for Student Leadership Delegation!

Contact Micah for more information.