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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!

CALENDAR

 
 

CHALLAH BRAIDING

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!

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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 10am on the 4th floor.

Contact Judy for more info!

SENIOR KABBALAH

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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GRAD CHAVURAH

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

 
 
 

Jewish Learning Fellowship
(JLF)

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 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

"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

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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 S.

Wednesdays 6pm - 7:30 pm 

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JLF 2.0
Life's Bigger Questions

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 do I resolve conflicts with friends and family? How do I manage the emotions I feel when the world feels like it's falling apart?

With Sophie L.

Wednesdays 6pm - 7pm

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JLF: Sex, Love, & Romance

Together we'll explore what Judaism says about sexuality, love, and romantic relationships! What is the role and responsibility that we play in our relationships with others? What is the Jewish perspective on intimacy with friends and significant others? How do we as modern Jews relate to concepts of gender and sexuality? 

With Andrea

Wednesdays 7:15pm - 8:15pm

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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 and Micah

Fridays, 12pm - 1pm 

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? This is your chance!  

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

 

Stay tuned for JLF: Israel

 

Coming in Spring 2023

VOTE

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.

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UW Hillel Fitness Center

Rates:

Per Semester: $99.00

Full Academic Year: $175.00

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

 

Hours:

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  

PURCHASE A GYM MEMBERSHIP HERE

 

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!

Winter Date: January 8th - January 19th, 2023

Click here to sign up for our Winter 2023 trip!

Questions about Birthright: 

Click here to contact our Israel Fellow!

 
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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? If that sounds like you, you might be ready for Student Leadership Delegation!

Contact Micah for more information.