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Hillel Society of Lehigh University

Hillel Society of Lehigh University is a Lehigh student-run organization that gives students opportunities in leadership, cooperation and creative expression. Through the Hillel Society, students have the opportunity to develop new friendships within a Jewish context. Hillel’s mission is to actively encourage and strengthen Jewish values through a combination of religious, Zionist, and cultural programs for Lehigh’s Jewish students. Our programs include regular series dinners, holiday observances/celebrations, social events and intellectual engagement, including opportunities for learning, weekly Shabbat celebrations and social programs both on campus and with other Lehigh Valley colleges. Programs are student-initiated and student-driven, ensuring that events are focused on students’ needs and interested. For more information, please email or go to

Hillel operates out of the Lehigh Jewish Student Center, 216 Summit St. which is the official address of all things Jewish and your Jewish "home away from home" on campus. All students may access the JSC with their ID cards 9-9 every day (later during finals weeks). There are spaces here to realax, schmooze, study and eat. The kitchen is always stocked with snacks, as well as hot and cold drinks. You can also find Shabbat leftovers there at least part of every week! Students may also cook there themselves. Just check with Rabbi Steve first.

Some of our events take place elsewhere on campus, so it's always good to check the calendar on the dedicated Hillel website or to follow us on Facebook or Instagram (lehighhillel) for more publicity and updates. You can also email or call Jane Hontz, our office coordinator, at 610-758-4896 or contact Rabbi Steve Nathan, Director of Jewish Student Life, at or 610-758-4875.

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a national organization with chapters on many college campuses where students bake bread and use the donations received to support local philanthropies.  Our club members work with dining services to bake challah every month, and then provide it to the students for small donations, 100% of which go to philanthropy.

Chabad Club

Chabad Club is proud to be a part of the Lehigh Jewish Community. With events at the Chabad House right off campus at 306 Wyandotte Street, Chabad at Lehigh is e recognized student club, our student-run. Our executive board is constantly planning innovative and inspiring programs based on the growing demands of the Jewish community. We at Chabad are flexible in trying to fulfill the particular needs of our Jewish students.  Current ongoing events and programs include: our unique weekly Shabbat services and gourmet dinner, Holiday celebrations, High Holiday services with gourmet meals, Passover Seders, social events; including BBQs, Italian Night, Challah Baking, Guest speakers, Pre- holiday preparation demonstrations, study survival packages during finals, and Birthright Israel trips. We also offer a variety of Jewish educational and study programs. 
Visit us at Please feel free to stop by and get involved!


The TAMID Israel Investment Group is a comprehensive, multi-phased program on college campuses to connect American business-minded students with the Israeli economic landscape. The initiative aligns the next generation of philanthropists, leaders and investors in Israel through education, hands-on investment experience, and meaningful professional opportunities.

Friends of Israel

Friends of Israel is a secular organization of students that support the State of Israel and seeks to promote peace, justice and security for all parties in the Middle East. LFI provides the campus community with access to Israeli culture, history, and society through special event opportunities and guest speaker discussions that are intended to educate the Lehigh community about Israel and its role in the Middle East as well as the rest of the world. We are proud to support the State of Israel on Lehigh's campus.