A Wellspring program for young adults
In partnership with Hillel International, the Shalom Hartman Institute works with IACT coordinators at 30 Hillels across the U.S. These campuses represent 20% of all Jewish college students. IACT Coordinators engage less-affiliated first and second year students, recruit them to join Birthright Israel trips, and steward their involvement in Jewish campus life.
As early career Hillel professionals, IACT coordinators are eager for skills to become effective Israel educators. Hartman faculty bring them big ideas that animate contemporary American Jewish life and Zionism, helping them to convene difficult yet respectful conversations around Israel, develop competency with Jewish texts, and cultivate strong relationships to Israel and the Jewish people.
Since 2020, the Hartman Institute has partnered with Hillel International to bring advanced Jewish learning to IACT Coordinators from campuses across the country. Hartman faculty offer them a variety of learning topics including Jewish Peoplehood, theology, and iEngage.