How many Jewish students are there at KU?
We estimate that there are over 1,500 Jewish students enrolled at the University of Kansas.
What does KU Hillel provide for students on holidays?
KU Hillel holds Rosh Hashanah services, Kol Nidre Services, Break the Fast, Hanukkah parties, a Passover Seder and much more! Hillel also partners with the Lawrence Jewish Community Center for High Holiday services. For more information about holiday programming, please contact Melissa.
What does KU Hillel do for Shabbat?
KU Hillel holds Shabbat activities including Happy Hour Shabbatot where students can come socialize and enjoy food from around Lawrence. We also hold Shabbat dinners throughout the semester and encourage students to get together and hosts Shabbat in their own homes.
What is Birthright Israel?
KU Hillel offers a FREE trip to Israel every winter break. Birthright believes it is every Jewish adult's birthright to be able to travel to Israel. You must be between the ages of 18-26 and have never been to Israel on a peer-group trip. KU Hillel takes 40 students each year. Learn more about Birthright.
Does KU provide a study abroad program in Israel?
KU now provides study abroad programs in Israel! There are three options for study abroad in Israel. Each year Hillel has helped many students find programs to go through. If you have any questions about studying abroad in Israel, please contact Tori.
Does KU or Hillel have a Kosher Food Plan?
All food served at Hillel events is Kosher-style. At KU there are Kosher lunches served on campus every Monday & Tuesday 11am-2pm at the Market Place on the 3rd Floor of the Kansas Union and KU offers a delicious fresh Kosher dinner served every Monday evening at Mrs E's dining hall on Daisy Hill, from 5-6:30pm. At Allen Fieldhouse, there is now a "Kosher Korner" where a full service kosher concession stand is open during all KU Basketball home weekday games.
How do you communicate with Jewish students on campus?
KU Hillel sends out a weekly e-mail newsletter highlighting upcoming Hillel events. KU Hillel also distributes fliers around campus, tables on Wescoe Beach, puts ads in the University Daily Kansan and creates bus ads for all of our major events.
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