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Hillel has a plethora of events for students to get involved in! Check out our calendar and sign up for our events!


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Challah braiding is a fun way to get to know others, celebrate Shabbat, and get a free snack! 

Thursdays at 5pm on the 2nd floor.

Contact Sophie L. for more info!



Come connect, study some Torah, explore questions in our lives today, build community, and find meaning!

All are welcome! No previous Torah experience necessary!

Fridays at 10am on the 4th floor.

Contact Judy for more info!


This gathering is open to all seniors who are looking for connection, conversation, and a space to be with other seniors. This is a great opportunity to lessen your anxiety and to try to make sense of this crazy world we live in.  

Stay tuned for details.

Contact Andrea for more info!

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Torah on Terrace
Senior Kabbalah


Join other graduate students and young professionals in our Graduate Chavurah. Our Chavurah, Hebrew for Fellowship, will explore Jewish stories, share experiences, and build community. 

Once a month at Hillel.

Contact Judy for more info

Grad Chavurah

Jewish Learning Fellowship


JLF is a 10-week, experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. We're proud to say that we make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. Our job is to help you explore and find your own place, on your terms. Enjoy a meal, have great conversations, and earn a stipend - we cannot wait to see you there! 


"My favorite thing about JLF is having a time set aside each week where I know I’ll have a home cooked meal and interesting conversation with great people. This time is super important to me because most of college is fast paced and uncertain, so JLF provides a much needed break while still having a fun time." - Amanda P. '24

"My class with JLF not only brought me to some of my best friends and all around wonderful people. But also helped me to realize how important Judaism is in my life! I’m so excited to be more involved next year!” - Nadia M. '24


JLF 1.0
Life's Big Questions

JLF 1.0 is an opportunity to take a step back from our busy lives and enter a non-judgmental space to slow down and ask questions of personal meaning. How do I take a break? How can conflict be productive? Where does gratitude fit into my life? What is important to me? We will eat dinner and build community while exploring these questions, as we try to find a place for Jewish wisdom in our lives.

With Rabbi Judy and Sophie L.

Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30 pm 


JLF: Judaism as Art

You've already taken one JLF and now you want more! Take time out of your busy week to have a home cooked meal and amazing conversations. How does art play a role in our lives? Can Jewish spiritual practice be understood as a kind of art? How can the artistic process illuminate Jewish living?

With Rabbi Andrea

Wednesdays, 7pm - 8pm

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JLF: Social Justice

Together we'll explore what Judaism says about all different kinds of justice! What is the role of justice in Judaism? How can we related to other marginalized groups? We will dive deep and talk about racial justice, economic justice, and so much more - no topic is off limits.

With Micah and Sophie S.

Fridays 12pm - 1pm

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Kol Yisrael

Kol Yisrael is a six-week learning cohort, led by our Israel fellow Gefen. We will face some of the most lively questions in Israeli society today. We will take deep dives into six of Israel’s minority communities: Holocaust survivors, Mizrachim, Ethiopians, Russians, Arab-Israeli/Palestinian citizens of Israel, and Druze. Everyone is welcome to join! Participants will receive a stipend for participation, distinct from the JLF stipend.


With Gefen 

Fridays, 12:30pm - 2pm 

The End is the Beginning: 
Kabbalah for Senior Year 

This gathering is open to all seniors who are looking for some connection and some conversation and a space to be with other seniors. This is a great opportunity to lessen your anxiety and to try to make sense of this crazy world we live in. 

With Rabbi Andrea & Micah 

Meets 1 Tuesday evening each month

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JLF: Israel

Want to learn about the Israeli culture through food and music? This is your chance!  

Join our Israel fellow for meaningful sessions discussing the Israeli culture, art and society by making traditional Israeli food. 

With Gefen

Tuesdays 6pm - 8pm


College students have a choice to vote either in their “home” state, or their “school” state, as most meet residence  requirements to vote in Wisconsin. We're here to help you get voter ready! If you have questions about voting, visit our Voter Information Center or pop by Hillel to talk to someone in person!

Why vote in Wisconsin as an out-of-state student? 

Your voting process will be easy! You can vote in person early or on election day, and don’t have to worry about an absentee ballot arriving on time to your home state

You will be voting in the state and locality where you spend the most time and see the daily news.


UW Hillel Fitness Center


Per Semester: $99.00

Full Academic Year: $175.00

Day Pass (available through 9/9): $6.00



Monday - Thursday: 10am to 10pm

Friday: 10am to 5:30pm 

Saturday: closed

Sunday: 10am - 7pm

Closed summers and school breaks

Closed for Federal and Jewish Holidays

Open to all students  


Fitness Center


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!

Summer Date: May 14th - May 24th, 2023

Click here to sign up for our Summer 2023 trip!

Questions about Birthright: 

Click here to contact our Israel Fellow!


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.

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