Muhlenberg College Hillel serves the most active Jewish campus population in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Over 33% of the 2200 member student body at Muhlenberg College is Jewish. Over two-thirds of the Jewish students on campus are active in Hillel, making it the largest student organization of any kind on campus. Hillel is recognized by the college administration as a model for quality student-focused programming and chaplaincy. Jewish students are a proud and energetic group at Muhlenberg. Their enthusiasm and commitment drive all that we are able to accomplish.
Muhlenberg College offers a warm and welcoming Jewish campus life. Muhlenberg’s affiliation with the Lutheran Church has meant a great support for religious life of all kinds and the Jewish community has benefited from this in many ways. Ours is a proud and vibrant community made up of administrators, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and, of course, students. The current Jewish student body consists of over 750 young people who represent the full diversity of Jewish America. They range from secular to Orthodox. Some come to us from Jewish high schools while others have had no Jewish education. They are also racially and geographically diverse. Our Jewish students come to us from as far away as California and as close as the West End of Allentown. All can find a place for themselves in our campus Jewish community and at Hillel.