Birthright & Israel

Taglit - Birthright

If you’re Jewish, age 18-22, and have never been on a peer-group trip to Israel, Hillel offers the best way for you to have the time of your life in Israel with TAGLIT-BIRTHRIGHT for free!

Ways to Go Back to Israel

Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies

Through hevruta study (partner learning) under the guidance of dynamic teachers, Pardes aims to provide skills for in-depth Jewish learning, encourages students to grapple with the relevance of ancient texts and the modern world, and increases students’ knowledge of their Jewish heritage. Pardes offers year-long programs for university graduates as well as a summer program for both university students and grads. (Note that they have a “Hillel Leaders” Scholarship)

Additional Immersion Experiences

Jewish Coalition for Service

With over 70 programs to offer, this is a clearinghouse for service immersion experiences of all types--in the US and abroad, long-term and short-term.


Limmud is a multi-day, multi-generational, interdenominational, and volunteer-led festival of Jewish learning. Participants will find art, worship, culture, study, film, the outdoors, music, dance, humor, texts, history, networking, and fun. It’s part conference, part festival, and part learn-in. 

JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps (JSC)

The JDC Entwine Multi-Week Jewish Service Corps (JSC) is an incredible opportunity for Jewish students to perform meaningful volunteer work this winter break with the largest Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

Contact Information

Anat Guez

Jewish Chaplain
315-859-4026 aguez@hamilton.edu
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