Welcome, LEHIGH CLASS OF 2020!

We're excited to welcome back returning students, the campus community, and especially the incoming class of 2020. This year's Hillel board has planned an array of activities this fall to welcome new students and reconnect with those who've been part of our community. Check out just some of the upcoming events we have planned:

  • Thursday, August 25, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.Parent and First-Year Open House
  • Friday, August 26, First year Shabbat option for Faux Friday (sign up in advance on the Orientation Portal)
  • Friday, September 2, Shabbat Services and BBQ Dinner: Services (always optional) start at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:30.
  • Saturday, September 3, 8:00 p.m. Havdallah, S’mores and Music

And save the dates for our Shabbat Dinner (October 7) and Bagel Brunch (October 9) during Family Weekend!

All of the events above will be held at the Jewish Student Center, 216 Summit St. (across Brodhead Ave from the Alumni Building, where Admissions is located). This center is our home away from home, a place where all Jewish students can come to relax, study, or cook up something in our kosher kitchen. Feel free to stop by and visit during one of the above events, or any time you're around on campus. To stay up to date with Jewish Life and Hillel going-ons, we also invite you to sign up for our weekly updates or subscribe to our biannual newsletter


Welcome to Jewish Life at Lehigh University!

As the University's home for Judaism and Jewishness, we're here to help everyone find their own Jewish space at Lehigh and to serve the needs of Lehigh's Jews and non-Jews with Jewish programming, leadership and volunteer opportunities, holiday and cultural celebrations, interfaith dialogue and general support.

One of the our central efforts is breaking down the barriers that often compartmentalize a sense of Judaism and Jewishness into specific limited times and places. We aim to add a Jewish dimension to everyday life at Lehigh and work with people to integrate being Jewish into who they are in their daily lives. As a result, we typically work in partnership with other branches of the University, including the Office of Student Leadership Development, the Women's Center, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, as well as various student organizations.



The Kibbutz Lehigh community was formed in Fall 2015 to promote kosher lifestyle and the exploration of spirituality within Judaism. Kibbutz Lehigh encompasses the former "Kosher Living" special interest community, which was created on campus in 2012. The Kibbutz Lehigh community supports the University’s non-discrimination policy and commits to the Principles of Our Equitable Community.  For more information about Kibbutz Lehigh contact Advisor and Director of Jewish Student Life Rabbi Danielle Stillman at danielle.stillman@lehigh.edu