Approximately 1,000 of Miami's undergraduate population is Jewish. Over 60% of them are connected to Hillel or its groups. In an average year, our Hillel has between 500 and 600 participants in its programs. Participants are often part of one of the following communities at Miami: undergraduate students, graduate students, Miami faculty/staff, Jewish residents of Oxford, parents and alumni. All events are open to anyone. Hillel at Miami University proudly welcomes you and does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, gender, sexual orientation, abilities, color, national origin, age, or veteran's status.
Hillel at Miami University maintains a kosher kitchen and provides weekly kosher Shabbat dinners. Hillel also makes Kosher food available at programs throughout the year. The entire building is kashered for Passover. During the holiday, kosher-for-Passover lunches and dinners are available daily.
Miami University works to accommodate special dietary needs. A small selection of kosher microwave dinners is available in Spring Street Market located at the Shriver center and a few other locations on campus. Please contact us or for more information.
Limited Kosher food is available in the Oxford community at Walmart and Kroger. A wider selection of kosher food (including Glatt Kosher meat) is readily available at select Kroger, Remke-Biggs, Costco and Sam’s stores in Cincinnati and Dayton.
Interested in going to Israel for free? If you're between 18 and 26, and you've never gone to Israel on a peer group trip, then you could be eligible. Hillel at Miami University currently participates in Taglit-Birthright Israel during the spring/summer trip. Students also participate on winter trips through other providers. Hillel holds information sessions about the trip throughout the first semester and orientation sessions second semester. Registration for the spring/summer trip usually begins in early February. Sign up at Taglit-Birthright so that you can be reminded to register as soon as possible.
Miami University has four historically-Jewish Greek organizations—Alpha Epsilon Phi (sorority), Alpha Epsilon Pi, Sigma Alpha Mu, and Zeta Beta Tau (fraternities)—which work closely with Hillel and Miami’s Greek communities. There is also a Jewish Greek Council which helps to initiate and coordinate participation in various activities, special events and philanthropy in collaboration with the Association of Jewish Students and Hillel. For more information, please contact the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, or contact Hillel.
The Jewish Studies Program at Miami offers a broad based minor and a thematic sequence. It is also home to a highly regarded Jewish Arts & Culture Series, most notably the Posen Lectures in Modern Jewish Culture. For more information, visit the Jewish Studies Program website.