Muhlenberg College Hillel serves the most active Jewish campus population in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley. Nearly 28% of the 2200 member student body at Muhlenberg College identify as Jewish. 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 600 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. We foster an open, pluralistic Jewish community, connecting students with one another and with Jewish culture and traditions through service and social justice, Israel engagement, religious life, and social and leadership programs.