Explore Lester and Jewell Morris Hillel Jewish Student Center

MSU Hillel is a "home away from home" for Jewish students on campus. It's a place for students to come together and have fun socializing in a Jewish environment. Students come to study, enjoy a delicious kosher Shabbat dinner, hangout with friends, celebrate Jewish holidays, participate in various community services events and athletic programs. Shabbat dinner is always free, as well as Sunday brunches, which are offered once a month. MSU Hillel participates in Birthright Israel and Alternative Break trips.


This Hillel serves: Michigan State University; Western Michigan University; Northern Michigan University; Alma College; Michigan Technological University; Kalamazoo College; Grand Valley State University; Eastern Michigan University; Central Michigan University; Albion College; Saginaw Valley State University

Undergraduate Enrollment

300 Jewish Students (2.4%*)
12,338 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

100 Jewish Students (3.8%*)
2,640 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

MSU Hillel runs a full program of services and meals for the High Holidays, Passover, and other festivals and holidays. During Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, Hillel hosts services plus special holiday meals. For more about High Holiday meals and to RSVP, please email [email protected]. Other holidays are celebrated with programs, services, and dinners depending on where they fall within the academic calendar. <br><br>PASSOVER <br><br>At Passover, Hillel hosts seders on the first and second nights, as well as lunch and dinner every day. We gratefully acknowledge the Gary Davidoff Passover Endowment Fund and the Phyllis and Richard Bleznak Passover Holiday Celebration Endowment Fund for support of Hillel's Passover Seders.

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

SHABBAT Every week during the academic year, 150 or more students join together at Hillel for a welcome Shabbat experience. We gratefully acknowledge the Peter (z'l) and Shirlye (z'l) Helman Shabbat Dinner Fund and the Ryan Rosman (z'l) Leadership Fund for their leadership support of Shabbat Dinners at Hillel. To RSVP for Shabbat or any other Hillel event, text "hello" to 248-453-9020 and sign up for our convenient text message system. To receive an Uber code for a ride, please email [email protected].

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Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 74%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State N/A
  • Tuition Out-of-State N/A
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 14% / 2%
  • Greek Life Yes

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360 Charles Street
East Lansing MI 48823 US
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517-332-1916
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