About Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan, University of Michigan Hillel
About Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan and University of Michigan Hillel
With over 6,000 Jewish students on campus (comprising 20% of the student body) the University of Michigan Hillel offers diverse, pluralistic and innovative ways to engage in Jewish life on campus. O-Minyan is one of 50 student groups, with approximately 70 Modern Orthodox and traditionally observant students. Michigan Hillel is a national leader in nurturing empowered leadership among students who have a profound impact not only on campus life but on the broader Jewish community as well. Most important, our student leaders feel a strong sense of ownership, empowerment, and accomplishment.
The Ann Arbor Orthodox Minyan, which is more than 50 years old, is an intimate and vibrant orthodox congregation. Our membership, which totals approximately 50 households, is multigenerational, including families with babies and school-aged children, young couples just starting out, empty-nesters, and retirees. The diversity of our community is reflected in our programming, which provides frequent opportunities for our members to learn Torah, celebrate, socialize, and connect with Judaism in ways they find meaningful.
About Ann Arbor
Ann Arbor is a vibrant and culturally rich small city (110,000 people) that regularly leads rankings due to its quality of life, renowned academics and highly ranked University of Michigan Hospital. The city prides itself on hosting top performers and lecturers, natural and recreational spaces, and a football stadium that holds more fans on a game day than the entire population of Ann Arbor. The Jewish community has one of everything (Eruv, Mikvah, Jewish Federation, Jewish Day School, Jewish Community Center, and Secular Humanistic, Renewal, Reconstructionist, Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, Chabad and local home-based services). Ann Arbor is the kind of town where people greet each other in the street and where you can have an impact on building community, while the university’s size and diversity makes you feel like you are always meeting new people and learning something new.
Ann Arbor is 45 minutes from the greater Metro Detroit Jewish community, which has many Kosher restaurants and Jewish school options. The University of Michigan Hillel offers daily Kosher meals during the academic year.