Explore Hillel at Lawrence University

Appleton, Wisconsin's most famous citizen is Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz in 1874) son of the town's Reform rabbi. Like magic, Lawrence University's Hillel, small but spunky, attracts Jews and non-Jews alike to its Friday night Shabbat gatherings, Sukkah socials, and informal study sessions. Lawrence is a jazzy liberal arts college, known for its outstanding Conservatory, excellent faculty, and quality academic programs. A growing number of LU’s 1400 students are Jews, maybe 5%. The Hillel group meets in Sabin House, the comfortable Center for Spiritual and Religious Life on campus.

Undergraduate Enrollment

80 Jewish Students (5.5%*)
1,445 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

0 Jewish Students (0%*)
0 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator No
  • Kosher Food Available No
  • Birthright Israel Participation No
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor None
  • Study Abroad in Israel Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Religious Services

A relaxed gathering of students on most Friday nights and occasionally Havdalah on Saturday nights. Our rituals are non-denominational. There is a nearby local Conservative shul which has services every other Friday and Saturday and a Reform congregation a short drive away. University provides shuttles for High Holidays, accommodations for Passover, and support for holidays and events.

Frequency: Friday and Saturday

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Private
  • Acceptance Rate 62%
  • U.S. Region N/A
  • Commuter/Residential N/A
  • Tuition In-State $49,122
  • Tuition Out-of-State $49,122
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 75% / 12%
  • Greek Life Yes

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711 E. Boldt Way
Appleton WI 54911 US
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