Welcome to the Office of Jewish Student Life at Lehigh University 


The Office of Jewish Student Life is Lehigh University's home for Judaism and Jewish Life. As the home of Lehigh Hillel, as well as other endeavors, 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.

Our goal is 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. Regardless of one's Jewish affiliation, practice or beliefs, there is a place here on campus for each one of us. As part of the Office of the University Chaplain, we are also a part of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity. As a result, we often work in partnership with the Pride Center for Sexuality and Gender Identity, the Center for Gender Equity (formerly the Women's Center) and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. We also collaborate with the Office of Student Leadership Development, the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs, the Office of Residence Life, and other University Offices.


May 18, 2023

2023 Levy Hillel Leadership Award winners!

Brooke Dunoff from Lehigh University Hillel has been chosen to receive this award. The award is given annually to college students involved with Hillels in the Lehigh Valley who demonstrated promise in community leadership through active participation in campus organizations and awareness of needs and concerns of the Jewish Community. Read more...
May 5, 2022
Commencement 2022

Commencement 2022: Rabbi Steve delivers...

both the invocation and benediction this year. Invocation Divine Source of Life and Source of Peace; Eternal Parent, Holy Spirit, We stand here today on land which is the Indigenous territory and traditional homeland of the Lenni-Lenape Indians. Let us honor them through our actions, as we honor all those who have come here before us in this moment. Today we celebrate all of you, our graduates. While here, you undertook the joy and challenges...

Home Away from Home

The new Jewish Student Center building offers a kosher kitchen, dining room, student lounge and game room, plenty of study spaces, a meditation room, prayer room for student-led religious services, and offices for additional staff to oversee expanded programming and student engagement initiatives.

Take a tour today!

We're excited for you to visit!

Feel free to come by the Jewish Student Center between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. We would be happy to give you a tour. Ring the door bell to the right of the front door. If you need to schedule a tour outside that timeframe, please reach out to our Office Coordinator Jane Hontz at jewishlife@lehigh.edu or 610-758-4896.