Explore Hillel at the University of Wisconsin

The UW Hillel Foundation provides a home for 5,000 Jewish students attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Hillel is a pluralistic organization supporting all of the Jewish movements as authentic expressions of Jewish Life. UW Hillel is home to Adamah Cafe providing excellent kosher food and smoothies to students and the community. We also provide catering and kosher foods to the University of Wisconsin - the only kosher restaurant in the area. Hillel engages students, cultivates a Jewish community, develops leaders, complements the classroom, and embodies Jewish values.

Undergraduate Enrollment

4,000 Jewish Students (11.4%*)
35,184 Students
*Percent of population

Graduate Enrollment

1,000 Jewish Students (7.9%*)
12,656 Students
*Percent of population

Jewish Experience

  • Served by Hillel Yes
  • Religious Services Available Yes
  • Hillel Rabbi/Senior Jewish Educator Yes
  • Kosher Food Available Yes
  • Birthright Israel Participation Yes
  • Alt Break Participation Yes
  • Jewish Studies Offered Yes
  • Jewish Studies Major or Minor Minor, Major, 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

Hillel runs Adamah Neighborhood Table, a full service cafe inside the UW Hillel. Adamah serves students and the public daily and offer catering for special events, conferences, and celebrations. Additionally, Adamah sells pre-packaged kosher meals at multiple university housing locations.

Options: Hillel meal plan-extra cost

Religious Services

We offer Friday night services (Reform and Conservative) and dinner every week of the academic year and a monthly student-led Shabbat morning service.

Frequency: Contact this hillel

Wellness, Inclusion, and Activism

Drop-in mental health counseling offered on a weekly basis in partnership with university health services. Full service fitness center, rooftop basketball court and locker rooms available to all students.

Additional Campus Information

  • Private/Public Public
  • Acceptance Rate 54%
  • U.S. Region Midwest
  • Commuter/Residential Residential
  • Tuition In-State $9,644
  • Tuition Out-of-State $39,042
  • Out-of-State/Int’l 50% / 10%
  • Greek Life Yes

Trips & Experiences

Birthright Israel

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Ida and Isaac Lipton Essay Scholarships

The essay used for these awards should be a substantial paper (minimum of ten pages) on a Jewish studies topic.

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Ida and Isaac Lipton Major/Certificate Scholarship

This award goes to the best senior(s) with a major or certificate in Jewish Studies.

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Marjorie and Harry Tobias Undergraduate Major/Certificate Scholarship

This need-based scholarship is awarded to an outstanding undergraduate major or certificate student to support their continued pursuit of Jewish Studies at UW-Madison.

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Madison WI 53703 US
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