Challahbration is a weekly Challah baking event that’s here to create a fun and welcoming community. In addition to Challah braiding, we will bake desserts for Shabbat dinner and do various crafts while our challah and desserts are in the oven. 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 yummy treats & celebrate Jewish traditions and values!
Thursdays at 5pm on the 2nd floor.
TORAH ON THE TERRACE
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.
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.
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.
Jewish Learning Fellowship
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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
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.
Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30 pm
You've already taken one JLF and now you want more! Wellness has become a buzzword these days, but it is a topic that has been explored, considered, and pursued through Jewish text and tradition for millennia. In this series, we will explore Jewish ideas and approaches to well-being, developing our own directions and approaches to well-being within contemporary life. We will develop and implement intentional well-being practices, evolving our own self-understanding and Jewish wellness practice.
Kol Yisrael, a six-week learning cohort, is a rich introduction to contemporary Israeli society. We will face some of the most complex questions in Israel today by taking deep dives into narratives of six of Israel’s minority communities: Holocaust survivors, Mizrachi Jews, Ethiopians and Beta Yisrael, people from the Former Soviet Union, Palestinian citizens of Israel, and the Druze. Everyone is welcome to join, whether or not you are Jewish. Participants will receive a stipend for participation, distinct from the JLF stipend.
Fridays, 11:30am - 1pm
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: $125.00
Full Academic Year: $240.00
Day Pass (available through 9/8): $6.00
Sunday - Thursday: 10am to 10pm
Friday: 10am to 5:30pm (4pm after November 10)
Closed summers and school breaks
Closed for Federal and Jewish Holidays
Open to all students
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:
Winter Trip Registration opens September 6th
(Be sure to sign up through Hillel International as your trip provider and request our UW Hillel trip.)
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!