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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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Challahbration is a weekly challah baking event that’s here to create a fun and welcoming community. Come join us to braid challah for Shabbat, braid your own challah with a different flavor every week, or help us make desserts for Shabbat dinner. Take a break from your busy week and stop by Hillel on Thursdays 4 - 6 PM on the 2nd floor to meet new people, bake, and eat warm challah!

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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 11:30am on the 3rd floor.

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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.

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Torah on Terrace
Senior Kabbalah
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Join other graduate students and young professionals in our Grad Chavurah.

This group is for folks who want to connect with other graduate students and young professionals over food, drink, and Kabbalah. Using Jewish mysticism as a lens for making meaning in this chapter of our lives. 

Grad Kabbalah in addition to monthly social events and regular Shabbat dinners for grad students and young professionals.  

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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
Ask 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 Jordan

Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30 pm 

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JLF 2.0
Shabbat Hosting  Lab

The Shabbat Hosting Lab is your chance to dive deep into all things Shabbat!  Whether you celebrate Shabbat every week or have never really gotten into the groove, you'll come away with new ideas, practices and maybe even a new love for one of the oldest and most cherished Jewish traditions.


Meets Wednesdays, 6-7:30pm

Led by Zoe

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Israel: Home & Homeland

Israel: Home & Homeland explores the Jewish people's relationship with Israel and strives for an understanding of peoplehood, responsibility, home, and homeland.  This cohort is for people who have previously participated in JLF and who are ready for complex, nuanced conversations about Israel and Jewish identity.


Meets Fridays 12-1:30pm

Led by Maggie


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!

More information to be added soon. Email Jordan with any questions.

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: $125.00

Full Academic Year: $240.00

Day Pass (available through 1/31): $6.00



Sunday - Thursday: 10am to 10pm

Friday: 10am to 5:30pm (4pm after November 10)

Saturday: closed

Closed summers and school breaks

Closed for Federal and Jewish Holidays

Open to all students  


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UW Hillel is proud to offer enhanced Birthright Israel experiences for its students and peers throughout the Midwest. Immerse yourself in all that Israel has to offer, gain new perspectives, and make lifelong friends on Badger Birthright! 


Questions about Birthright:  

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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? Interested in traveling to Israel with a diverse group of fellow UW students? If that sounds like you, you might be ready for Student Leadership Delegation! 

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