Pre-College Summit

Opportunity for incoming first year college students to explore issues of Jewish identity as they prepare to head to campus.

The Pre-College Summit is a unique opportunity for incoming college students to explore the landscape of what it means to be Jewish on college campuses. 

In this environment of change, we are eager to gather together to explore what it means to be a Jew on campus today, and how your ideas can truly impact your campus, both in the Jewish community and at large. 

Students from campuses across North America will learn with top Hartman Institute faculty. Together, we will delve into issues related to individual identify, Jewish peoplehood, civic engagement, leadership, and Israel 

COVID Note: We will follow all locally required protocols and will release further guidelines upon your acceptance to the program. 


Summit opens Monday, August 1 at 3:00 pm and concludes Wednesday, August 3 at 2:00 pm 


The Pre-College Summit is open to: 

  • Rising first year college students 
  • Participants must be between the ages of 17 and 19 

 How to Participate 

Programming will take place in Philadelphia. Local lodging and meals provided by the Shalom Hartman Institute.


Thanks to a generous donor, we are happy to be able to offer this  high-level learning experience for $100. Generous financial aid is available for students who need. Finances should not be an obstacle to participation.  


Contact Avigail Schneiman, Campus Student Relationship Coordinator