College Students

The Jewish Federation supports young people through their college years, along with such partners as Birthright Israel, Rutgers Hillel, Chabad at Monmouth University, and such programs as Jerusalem U’s Step Up for Israel and The Jewish Week's Write On for Israel, which prepare high school students for the possibility of encountering anti-Israel sentiment when they get to college.


Birthright Israel

Young adults age 18-32 are invited to see Israel first-hand, on a free, 10-day trip with a group of their peers – compliments of Birthright Israel and its funders, including the Jewish Federation. Birthright bonds young travelers to the people, ideals, natural beauty, and culture of our Jewish homeland.

Jerusalem U Media Lab

Jerusalem U’s Step Up For Israel Media Lab educational program separates Israel myths from facts in culturally-relevant films, podcasts, and educational materials for college-age students and others. The curriculum explores Israel's history, politics, geography and sociology in a dynamic online series. It combines the power of film with leading Middle East experts to explore thought-provoking topics and lead to a deeper understanding of Israel.


Hillels and Chabads on Campus


Hillels and Chabads on campus give Jewish students a way to build community, establish social and career-oriented relationships, and enjoy Jewish traditions in a home away from home. The Jewish Federation supports Rutgers Hillel’s popular Shabbat dinner program, its LEAD peer network leadership internship, which trains students to reach out to unaffiliated Jewish students on campus, and JMed, a program of the Rutgers Jewish Experience for Jewish pre-med students. We support Chabad at Monmouth University, which brings Jewish students together for weeknight, holiday, and Shabbat meals, social action projects, and recreational activities – all with the goal of forming a strong and supportive Jewish community on campus. 



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