Talking about Israel can be difficult on college campuses, maybe more than anywhere else. Students and Hillel professionals need new, values-based frameworks to understand Israel in all of its complexity and to transform students’ relationships with Israel into positive, enduring aspects of their Jewish identities.  

The Shalom Hartman Institute’s iEngage Campus Fellowship empowers Hillel leaders to bring this proven program directly to their campuses.  Focusing on topics such as Jewish peoplehood, liberal Zionism, the future of a Jewish and Democratic Israel, and Arab-Israeli coexistence, students learn to bring peers into productive dialogue, to have hard conversations with their detractors, and to be prepared to act when needed.

How it Works

  • Campuses assemble a cohort of students (we recommend minimum of 5, maximum of 18) and identify a local Hillel staff member to facilitate the fellowship.
  • Students spend a week in Jerusalem in January studying iEngage with top faculty.
  • Hartman guides your facilitator and provides all the necessary educational resources including individual consultation, videos, texts and learning guides.
  • Option to bring in Hartman faculty to teach to your cohort (virtually).

For More Information

Questions? Contact Danielle Kranjec to learn more about iEngage Campus Fellowship and other opportunities for students to engage with the Hartman Institute.