Hillel, the Jewish students` organization on campus, strives to be accommodating to students` varying religious and communal needs. Approximately 15% of Middlebury`s student body is Jewish, and members of Hillel have included students from all denominations of Judaism. The Middlebury College Jewish Center, acquired in 1993, is the locale of a rich and varied program of lectures, discussions, brunches, and regular Sabbath evening services and dinners. The Middlebury dining halls always have a vegetarian menu but have no kosher kitchen. Middlebury students are the driving force behind their Hillel, creating dynamic and student centered cultural, social and religious programming. This is a warm, welcoming environment where students are constantly learning from each other to deepen their Jewish identities and experience.