Why support UM Hillel?

UM Hillel is a leader in creating a meaningful, inclusive and pluralistic Jewish life on campus, and for the larger Miami community. We have reached our award-winning status with the support of people like you - parents and families, alumni, Miami community, and most importantly - students!

University of Miami Hillel is a stand-alone 501c3 nonprofit organization that is fully dependent on the support of the community, which it is committed to enhance.

We invite you to become a part of our movement, and a story of success. We are audited on the annual basis, and proud to be fully transparent with our investors!

All online transactions on UM Hillel’s website offer bank-level security.

Give Hillel a High Five - a monthly installment program

When you give UM Hillel a “High Five,” you’re joining a special community of monthly donors who are committed to inspire every Jewish student at the University of Miami to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. Students, parents, alumni and community members are invited to join.

You can sign-up for $5, $18, $36 or $54 a month, and your credit card will be automatically charged. Cancel anytime.

Subscribe now!

Contribute to a Senior Class Campaign

We are proud of our students, who are stepping up and are giving back to UM Hillel, while in college. Last year alone we raised over $10,000 in students contributions! Students, think back to all the friendships, and laughs, and dinners, and coffees that Hillel provided you with - pay it forward, and leave a lasting impact and opt-in to donate in honor of the incoming first year students! Join the campaign!

Become a super student!

Join Family Circle

We are excited to invite Parents and Families to participate in a fundraising campaign developed specifically to engage current families. We have worked with many parents to create something that will allow you to stay in touch with your children while supporting Jewish life on campus!

Join Family Circle!

Transfer Stock

Have some appreciated stock? We’ll take it! We work in partnership with the Greater Miami Jewish Federation to offer you a seamless way to transfer your stock to our account. You will be entitiled to the same tax deductions and donor recognition as with regular gifts to Hillel. Please contact Briana Schwarz, UM Hillel’s Executive Director, for more information and instructions.

Become a Major Donor

If your family is blessed to be in a position to offer a major gift (above $5,000), please contact our Executive Director, Briana Schwarz at 305.284.8918, briana@miamihillel.org. We have a Giving Menu of strategic priorities, which will allow you to make a lasting impact on many future Jewish ‘Canes!

For this year we have identified several areas for priority funding. We invite you to review them and allow us to become even stronger with your support:

Shabbat-Totes - a DIY Shabbat

In addition to the weekly communal Shabbat program at the University of Miami, we encourage students to continue celebrating Shabbat at the comfort of their apartments. We would like to be able to send students ShabbatTotes - a pre-made Shabbat essentials kits with Publix gift cards. Please join our efforts, and support this initiative.

Support Our Programs

Campus Leadership ForUM

UM Hillel is known for its standard-setting commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. Our guiding principle is simple - we listen to our students, and empower them to be leaders in their respective communities. We believe that our utmost impact will be achieved when Jewish life becomes a decision of choice for the students on their terms. This approach allowed us to create a diverse, decentralized infrastructure, with examples like Scubi Jews - a Jewish marine conservation effort, Shabbrunch - a Saturday afternoon breakfast club of sorts, Jewish Learning fellowship - a 10-week learning intensive for Jewish students, Cances Creative market - an entrepreneurial initiative, aimed to bring business minded community together.

Support Our Programs

Braman Miller Center

After operating Braman Miller Center for the past several years, we have learned a lot about its strength and opportunities to improve on. This year, we are looking to improve our:

  • Rooftop terrace: Miami is hot! And humid, and rainy. We are fortunate to have a rooftop, that is currently unfurnished, has no shade and no equipment. We have the vision of activating that space and turning it into a lush tropical garden, with romantic string-lights, umbrellas, and comfortable seating. Let us know if you want to be a part of the newest rooftop in Miami!

Support BMC Initiatives

“As a UM alum, I am thrilled that my son is attending UM. When I was asked if I wanted to get involved as a parent and an alum, I was excited and honored to participate in an organization that enriches the lives of Jewish students on campus.”

- Robb Steinberg, Parent`20, Chair, UM Hillel Board of Directors -