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

3,500 Jewish Students (9.0%*)
39,021 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

500 Jewish Students (4.6%*)
10,822 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 Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation No
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Certificate
  • Study Abroad in Israel University sponsored program, University approved programs, Accepts credit for Israel study abroad
  • Israel Fellow No
  • JLIC Educator No
  • Hillel Mental Health/Wellness Staff No

Campus Climate for Jewish Students

Kosher Dining

MSU Culinary Services offers a kosher meal service program at the Kosher Cuisine venue at Wilson Dining Hall, Holmes Hall and Brody Square Dining Hall. Kosher meals are served during the dinner meal period, starting at 4 p.m., Sunday through Thursday of each week. To accommodate kosher rules, all foods served through the program are prepared in a kosher kitchen at Woody's Oasis restaurant in East Lansing. The program is certified by Kosher Michigan (www.koshermichigan.com). All meals served through the program at the dining hall are identified with a "Kosher" food icon. Kosher meals are also available at MSU Hillel during Shabbat dinners, holidays and monthly Sunday brunches.

Options: University meal plan-no extra cost;Kosher food available nearby

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 71%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $14,750
  • Tuition Out-of-State $41,778
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 23% / 6%
  • Greek Life Yes

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Levy Scholarship for Study in Israel

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Kussy Scholarship for Study of the Holocaust

The Kussy Scholarship for Study of the Holocaust offers support for worthy and capable students and faculty of Michigan State University to engage in study of the Holocaust and its legacy.

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Ed and Dot Slade Israel Study Scholarship

The Ed and Dot Slade Israel Study Scholarship is for students athletes for whom study in Israel will enhance the undergraduate experience. Consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in organized school sports or Maccabi/Maccabiah sports, or in intercollegiate competition or intramural athletics.

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East Lansing MI 48823 US
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