Students & Alumni

Student Life at UWM

UWM is a world-class institution in a major metropolitan city. Its 30,000 students compose the most diverse of the University of Wisconsin System institutions. In addition to the varied academic opportunities, there is a wide range of organizations and activities of Jewish interest at UWM, including the following.

Hillel Milwaukee

Hillel Milwaukee strives to create a dynamic, warm and celebratory Jewish environment for Milwaukee’s university students and young adults (ages 18-26) where they can explore and express their Jewish identities and gain a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. The organization offers holiday and cultural programs, Shabbat dinners, leadership opportunities, social action projects, Israel programs, outdoor activities, and social gatherings. Jewish young adults from all backgrounds all welcome as are all local students who have a sincere desire to learn more about Judaism.


Lubavitch of Wisconsin is dedicated to serving all Jews throughout Wisconsin with programs that provide the education to promote Jewish learning and awareness. It encourages and facilitates the efforts to increase Jewish knowledge and observance.

Students and Alumni

Students majoring and minoring in Jewish Studies have gone on to further study and careers in academia, the rabbinate and cantorate, Jewish primary and secondary education, library and information science, and many other professions. The student and alumni profiles page allows you to get to know us by getting to know some of the students who take courses in Jewish Studies, and seeing how featured alumni have built upon their undergraduate work in Jewish Studies in their subsequent studies and careers.

Alumni Profiles

  • April Slabosheski, graduate student at the University of Michigan’s Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. See profile »
  • Scott Noegel, professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington in Seattle. See profile »
  • Katie Jentges, graduate student in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Archives and Cataloging. See profile »
  • Kathleen Jurkiewicz, graduate student in History focusing on Jewish-Christian relations. See profile »