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Well hello there Jews of the U!

As the hub for Jewish students on campus, UM Hillel is here to help you find your niche and empower you to “do Jewish” your way. We know that Judaism comes in a lot of shapes and sizes, so we encourage you to choose your own adventure! Feel free to explore these opportunities and get social with us on Facebook and join our mailing list to make sure you don’t miss a beat!

Leadership Opportunities

Student Leadership Platform

Calling all innovators, entrepreneurs, and movers and shakers! This is the space for you to make your ideas come to life, to create programs and leadership opportunities for the U. This incubator provides professional development, funding, and the chance to make your mark as a Jewish student leader.

Travel the Globe


Experience Israel like a true Miami student! Our 10-day trip is an enhanced experience with Israeli peers for all 10 days, visits to army bases, and a hand-picked itinerary tailored to our students. Get ready to make 40 new friends at the U and have the experience of a lifetime! Register for our winter or summer trip.

Registration for Winter Birthright is Open

Alternative Spring Break

This year, we are going to Berlin, Germany. We are so excited to offer a heavily discounted rate for this week-long experience to the students at the University of Miami. The trip is scheduled for March 7-15, 2020.

Learn more and apply today!


Grab your passport and build your resume with a summer internship in Israel! Join the Miami cohort of students who spend two months learning, working, and immersing themselves in Tel Aviv.

More information, yalla!

Student conferences

We’re proud to support the passions of our students and enable them to connect with different networks around the country. We send an annual delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference, have hosted the Latino-Jewish Summit, and a wide range of other opportunities. Interested in attending a conference? Let us know how we can support you!

Engage and Bond

Jewish Learning Fellowship

The Jewish Learning Fellowship is a 10-week program where we will come together weekly for dinner and an intriguing conversation about Judaism in our world today. We will be asking the big questions and exploring the old mixed with the new. This is a chance to engage with your Jewish identity, join in weekly meals, participate in meaningful conversations, build community, and receive a stipend upon the completion of the fellowship.

Scubi Jew

We love living right next to the ocean here in Miami, and it’s our responsibility to help keep it clean! Scubi Jew is your opportunity to go on dives to help restore coral reefs and clean debris from the ocean. This effort for Tikkun Hayam (repairing the seas) is a statewide effort with opportunities for trips and Shabbatons in the Keys to bring together students who are passionate about our environment.

Challah for Hunger

Get your hands dirty for a good cause! Our challah crew bakes fresh loaves every Thursday at Temple Judea and sells them for $5 in the breezeway on campus every Friday. All of our proceeds benefit a local kosher food bank and the national hunger-relief movement Mazon. Whether you stop by to braid or order our cinnamon swirl flavor every week, do your part in helping alleviate world hunger!


Cane PAC was born from a group of students’ personal ties to the state of Israel and their belief in the power of peace. Their mission is to ensure a global pro-Israel stance. This diverse group of student leaders hosts meetings, speakers and events throughout the year and sends an annual delegation to the AIPAC Policy Conference.

Individualized Jewish Learning

Whether it’s chatting about the weekly Torah portion or learning how to read Hebrew, Rabbi Lyle Rothman is available for individualized learning. Students have opted into studying for their bar or bat-mitzvah and have also began the conversion process with Rabbi Lyle’s guidance.

Freshman Leadership Council

Get connected with all things Hillel during your first semester on campus! FLC allows you to build a crew of first-year pals, plan events for your friends, and gain leadership experience you can add to your resume!

Let's celebrate!


If you’re looking for a community to sing, eat, and celebrate with, look no further! UM Hillel hosts Shabbat experiences every Friday night, with services starting at 6:30 PM and a glatt kosher meal served at 7:30 PM. We love to mix things up, so keep an eye out for our alternative experiences.


We know how unique Miami is, and our holiday celebrations follow suit! We host traditional and alternative experiences throughout the year, from Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur to Purim and Pesach.

High Holidays registration is now open! Click here to RSVP for services, and reserve your spot at the Rosh Hashanah dinner.

Host your own Shabbat dinner!

Learn how by emailing Rabbi Lyle at

Paid Jobs and Internships

Campus Engagement Internship

The Campus Engagement Internship focuses on engaging uninvolved Jewish students on campus. You will work with your friends who are comfortable being Jewish, but don’t necessarily associate themselves with Hillel. Additionally, you will choose a focus project to work on during the year. This is a great internship for students who are incredibly social and like bringing people together.

Applications are now closed.

Social Media Manager

Take over Hillel’s FB, Insta, and Snapchat accounts and turn them into “living beings,” with creative stories on a daily basis. You will work closely with Hillel’s social media accounts to enhance our email, FB and other visual identity and communication. The perfect candidate will have a track record of social media influence, reflected through a consistent online presence or professional experience in marketing agencies, along with proficiency in Adobe Suite, Canva, Photoshop.

Learn how by emailing Igor at


Document all the Hillel events and happenings throughout the year. This role makes you responsible for a set amount of major events professionally photographed, filmed and post-edited. If you are the one who likes to be behind the camera, has an existing portfolio, DSLR or camera equivalent, and access to video equipment this is the internship for you.

Learn how by emailing Igor at

Development Intern

Jump on this incredible opportunity to learn about the world of fundraising. Work with our Director of Development to learn about the behind the scenes work of Hillel to make it all happen. Help run student campaigns such as the On One Foot campaign. You will be in charge of recruiting students for Casino Night to play a role in our annual community fundraiser.

Learn how by emailing Robin at

Multifaith interns

Being a Multifaith Intern gives you the tools to be a connector amongst different religious groups at the U. In the past they’ve helped coordinate Multifaith Thanksgivings and Freedom Seders which open a dialogue to understand and appreciate each other’s backgrounds

Learn how by emailing Rabbi Lyle at

Birthright interns

The best way to go to Israel is with all of your friends. Apply to be one of our Birthright Recruitment Interns to guarantee your spot on one of UM Hillel’s enhanced Birthright trips and get paid to recruit students to come with you.

Learn how by emailing Rachel at

“Thank you Hillel for being the epicenter of my college experience. This organization has taken me to Israel, allowed me to progress and grow as a leader, has given me the most meaningful friendships at UM”

- Brandon Jackson, Class of 2019, UM Hillel Student President -

“We didn’t even know each other prior to Birthright. Within 10 short days we’ve come to understand how fortunate we are to be Jewish…it was a once in a lifetime experience and a bond we will share forever.”

- Amanda Kuperman, Class of 2019 -