Lafayette College has its own Hillel Society, the Jewish Foundation for Campus Life.

Hillel sponsors a continuous program of religious, cultural, and social events throughout the course of the academic year, open to the communities of Lafayette, Easton and the Lehigh Valley. Programs include local and national speakers, musical groups, monthly bagel brunches, holiday celebrations, and weekly Shabbat dinners.

The Hillel Society at Lafayette is a Soref (small and mighty) Hillel, which means it can provide University-level programming on a small, liberal arts college campus. The society has a strong, diverse, dedicated executive board, which includes students (of all class years) who often initiate the programming, along with five faculty members who are actively involved and many others who support Hillel’s endeavors. Ethan Berkove serves as the Hillel advisor and can be reached at

The Hillel House, which serves as a meeting place for its students, is always open. Students are welcome to drop by to hang out, do homework, read from our library, or relax. Hillel extends a warm invitation to those who want to experience what it has to offer.