The Klehr Center for Jewish Life

Since opening in 2008, F&M’s Klehr Center for Jewish Life has been committed to enriching the lives of Jewish F&M students so that they may in turn enrich Jewish people around the world.


An Enduring Commitment to Jewish Life

F&M’s Klehr Center for Jewish Life engages Jewish students in Jewish activities, helping them develop leadership skills, access service-learning opportunities, and form and inform their identities as independent Jewish adults committed to Jewish life and the world. 

The Klehr Center is a large, well-lit and welcoming building on campus. The Center features a cozy living room with a fireplace and comfortable furniture, a library, a kosher kitchen, multipurpose spaces on the first and second floor, office spaces for staff, and an outdoor patio.

The Center offers a variety of programs and services including:

  • A home to F&M Hillel and its many student-led programs
  • A sponsorship for Judaic Studies lectures, discussions and films
  • A Jewish Book Reading Group
  • Shabbat services and dinners
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Bagel brunches
  • Birthright Israel and other travel opportunities
  • Employs Jewish Engagement Fellows through the Office of Student Employment
  • Classroom space
  • An ideal space for both studying and socializing
  • A connecting point for Jewish alumni and families of Jewish students, both current, past and future


In 2023, The Klehr Center signed on as part of Jewish Climate Leadership Coalition through Adamah formally known as Hazon. The Klehr Center is considered a green building, with eco-friendly features including:

  • Geothermal heating and cooling
  • Natural sustainable products used during construction when possible
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • Compact fluorescent lighting
  • Light timers and motion detection systems
  • Two-stage water-saving toilet accommodations