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Queens College Hillel provides a wide range of ongoing educational and cultural opportunities for students to learn about and celebrate Israel.
We encourage and empower students to create a strong cultural connection with Israel through an array of interesting educational and advocacy programs, campus-wide celebrations of Israel independence, and speakers.
A FREE trip to Israel is available to any Jewish students who have never been to Israel on a peer-organized trip. Registration for trips in the Summer of 2013 will be opening on September 9 for returning applicants and September 10 for first time applicants. Please check out the Birthright info page (link to the right) to find out what information you will need ready to register! . Check out our Taglit-Birthright Israel information page!
Come explore values, connections, and perspectives inherent in a 21st Century relationship with the State of Israel. Following the curriculum of the Shalom Hartman Institute, we will study ancient, medieval, and modern Jewish texts - religious, civic, and more - that inform our relationships with Israel. If you believe that our connection must a) get beyond be built on a sense of "crisis" into deep and meaningful engagement, or b) take into account the many questions that have made the Israeli/Palestinian conflict so difficult to resolve, then this session is for you! Contact Jenna for more information. Spring Semester dates are February 5, February 26, March 5, March 19 and April 9.
Israel Today - Conversations about Contemporary Issues in Israeli Society
Come study with the JCPA's Dr. Irwin Mansdorf about significant issues in Israeli society today. Can Israel exist as a democracy? How do Israelis and Palestinians in Israel work together as neighbors on the ground? How is Israel dealing with immigrants and poverty? These and other topics will be discussed in a series of six lunchtime sessions. The dates for the Spring Semester are February 6, March 20 and April 22 during free hour (12:15-1:30PM) in Kiely Rm 319. See the Events Calendar for details, and contact Jenna for more information.
Israel Students Association (ISA)
ISA is the student club that focuses on Israel programming on campus. They run educational events during the year culminating in the annual Yom Ha'atzma'ut (Israel Independence Day) celebration on the Quad in the spring. Visit the ISA site for more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.