Birthright & Israel
Ways to Go Back to Israel
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
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.
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).