We live in a unique and extraordinary time in Jewish history. The American Jewish community is flourishing at an unprecedented level and the dream of a Jewish and democratic state has been realized. That said, we recognize that the land, the state, and the people of Israel mean different things to different Jews. Our Israel approach is to engage all students in dialogue and learning opportunities to help them understand not only their own perspective better but also the multiple narratives connected to Israel. We are committed to building a framework where all students, regardless of differing viewpoints, feel welcome in the Jewish community on campus.
We encourage students to engage with Israel through travel, dialogue, lectures, fellowships, internships, and through meaningful conversations with Israelis on campus, including the CJL Israel Fellow. Students can join one of four Israel-related student groups: Tigers for Israel, J Street U, TAMID, and Tigers Together. They can also participate in travel opportunities through our Birthright Israel trips and Inside Israel, a CJL organized trip led by Daniel Kurtzer, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Egypt. We also offer a trip to Jerusalem on the Hartman iEngage program, with intensive study and community building in Jerusalem.
To learn more about the Israel Advisory Committee and our Israel Policy, click here.