For Parents

Whether you are the parent of a current or prospective student we know you are concerned about your student’s well-being while they are at university. Hillel at Miami University provides a warm and caring “home-away-from-home” for students. Here are a few tools that can help you connect with Hillel to enhance your son or daughter’s Jewish experience at Miami.


Invest in Jewish Life on Campus

Our goal is to serve every Jewish student from the time they begin their studies until they graduate. As such we do not ask students to ‘join” Hillel and do not charge dues. Our national office, the Schusterman International Center (SIC) provides us with many program and administrative services. SIC also provides specific grants that we have received from time to time. Hillel at Miami University receives less than 50% of its operating income from various federations in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Therefore, the majority of our annual operating budget, the funds needed to provide the programs and services that are vital to supporting a vibrant campus community, relies on donations from parents, alumni and friends.

There are numerous ways to assist Hillel in carrying out its mission. If you are interested in any of the following investment opportunities please contact Marcy or Joel.

Nosh Boxes & Survival Kits

Our Nosh Boxes/Survival Kits are a fun way to help you stay in touch with your son or daughter whether you live across town or across the country. We will deliver the Nosh Boxes/Survival Kits to help make your student feel a bit closer to home. Order now and your good wishes will be taken care of automatically throughout the year.

Winter Finals Survival Kit

Get your student ready to do battle during winter finals with a Survival Kit that comes loaded with high energy snack bars, dried fruit, gourmet instant cocoa, a stress ball, and other sweet and savory goodies.


Purim Nosh Box

In the tradition of Shalach Manot we’ll bring a smile to your student’s face with a Nosh Box that celebrates the holiday of Purim. In addition to the traditional Hamantaschen we’ll include sweets and dried fruits. They’ll even find a mask in the box to add to the festivities.


Passover Nosh Box

Your students won’t be a slave to the holiday as we’ll provide a box of matzah, Kosher for Passover chocolates, macaroons and other delectable snacks.


Spring Finals Survival Kit

Get your student ready to blossom during spring finals with a Survival Kit that comes loaded with high energy snack bars, dried fruit, water bottle, gift card to local cafe, and other sweet and savory goodies.


Winter Warm Up Nosh Box

Surprise your son or daughter with a care package from home. We’ll load it up with sweet and savory treats guaranteed to satisfy their cravings.


Birthday Nosh Box

Say “Happy Birthday” by surprising your student with a birthday cake to share with friends, balloon and candles for their special day. You can even wish them a happy “Un-birthday” or “half-birthday” if their special day falls outside the academic calendar.


We Deliver Soup, too!

Have some delicious, homemade Matzah Ball Soup delivered to your son or daughter!

Basic Matzah Ball Soup Package - Free

One container of soup delivered to student, who is under the weather, with your get well wishes.

Deluxe Matzah Ball Soup Package

Two containers of Matzah Ball Soup, PLUS: tissues, cough drops, and beverages (if ill) OR beverages, snacks, assorted candy.