Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the Hillel Society located?
The Hillel Society is located across the street from campus at 524 Clinton Terrace.
How many Jewish students are at Lafayette?
Approximately 10-12% (240-290 students) of the student population at Lafayette are Jewish in any given year.
Is there a kosher food option available at Lafayette?
Lafayette does not offer a regular kosher meal plan, but kosher-for-Passover options are available at the Marquis and Upper Farinon dining halls during Passover. The Friday night dinner and Bagel Brunches offered by Hillel are kosher style, usually parve or milchig. Most meat meals at Hillel use kosher meat. Dining Services at Lafayette College can provide kosher options on an individual basis; for more information, contact Campus Executive Chef John Soder at email@example.com. If you have other questions about keeping kosher at Lafayette College, please contact Ethan Berkove (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Is there a Jewish studies program at Lafayette?
Lafayette offers Jewish Studies as a minor. Also because Lafayette allows its students to create their own major, students can pursue Jewish Studies as a major as well. To learn more about the Jewish Studies program click here.
Does Lafayette Hillel host a Birthright trip?
While Lafayette doesn’t sponsor our own trip, we are always able to connect students with a trip if and when they choose to go. Lehigh and Muhlenberg have, in the past, invited Lafayette students to join them on their trips, but students may go on any trip they find! Several of our board members have been on birthright and would love to answer any questions about it.
What does Hillel do for the High Holidays?
For both Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippor we offer rides down to the local Reform and Conservative Synagogues for services. Hillel also sponsors a large dinner at the start of Rosh Hashanah, a large dinner before Kol Nidre, and a break-the-fast.
How can I donate to Hillel?
Hillel gladly accepts donations. Checks can be made out to the Lafayette College Hillel Society and sent to the Hillel house address:524 Clinton Terrace
Easton, PA 18042