Israel has become a polarizing topic in contemporary Jewish life, resulting in alienation between Israeli and North American Jews.
The growing disenchantment with Israel among members of the Jewish community is felt particularly strongly on college campuses, where Jewish students and campus professionals find themselves pressured by board members, funders, external organizations, and non-Jewish groups on campus.
Recognizing the importance of providing resources, content, and training to multiple aspects of the campus community, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America provides an expanding range of programmatic offerings which support the growth of values-based conversations about Israel on campuses across North America.
The Shalom Hartman Institute joined together with Hillel:The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life to create a cutting-edge and transformative fellowship for professionals in the field that fortifies and equips them with the skills, content, and confidence to educate and mentor their students, especially on questions raised by the modern State of Israel.
This framework for ongoing study, enrichment, and intellectual leadership trains campus professionals to think in more nuanced terms about Israel as a core element of Jewish life, and guides them in cultivating substantive and compelling conversations about and relationships with Israel on campus. Students gain a deeper understanding of themselves as Jews and as members of the Jewish people.
The core experience of this program is a weeklong seminar in Jerusalem, which provides an opportunity for students to engage more deeply and substantively with Israel.
A mix of learning in the Hartman Beit Midrash and field trips to locations around Jerusalem, the seminar creates an opportunity for students from across the country who are studying similar material on their campuses to come together for a significant social and academic experience.
The Shalom Hartman Institute iEngage Summer Internship Program offers a dynamic learning and research experience in a diverse, pluralistic community of fellow interns. During the six-week internship, students have the opportunity to:
Campus programming generously supported by
Edward Fein Foundation