Travel to israel
Taglit: Birthright Israel
Thanks to the Birthright Israel Foundation, every Winter and Summer Break, Oregon Hillel sends a bus of students from the University of Oregon and Oregon State University on a free 10 day trip to Israel. This gift from Birthright Israel is an opportunity for students to go through a journey of self-discovery and develop their own sense of connection to Israel, and Judaism. Going with Oregon Hillel enables students to go with others in their community, creating memorable experiences and life long friendships back on campus and beyond. Join us on our next trip for an experience that is full of adventure, knowledge, and exploration. For more information please contact Kaya Rubinstein.
Shalom hartman iEngage
The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Their mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism; to enhance the Jewish and democratic character of Israel; and to ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century.
iEngage Student Seminar provides a unique and powerful opportunity for 150 North American college students to learn from senior faculty and guest lecturers at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem. Thanks to the generous support from friends and community members, Oregon Hillel brings students from both UO and OSU together for this powerful opportunity every December. For more information about the iEngage Student or the seminar or the application process please contact Rabbi Meir Goldstein.
Oregon Hillel runs two Perspectives trips, each one campus specific. Perspectives is an undergraduate student leadership journey to Israel and the Palestinian Territories primarily for students who do not identify as being Jewish. The purpose of this program is to educate emerging and current undergraduate student leaders about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, shining an intentional light on the complexities and nuances in an immersive and experiential way. This highly selective program seeks students who are greatly motivated to gain a deeper understanding of Israelis and Palestinians and to share what they learn with their broader campus community. Throughout the journey, participants will be expected to be open to hearing various narratives, ask challenging questions, engage in group discussions and reflection, and to practice resilient listening. Our intention is to enable students to make up their own mind about Israel and the complexities of the Middle East. We are open to any questions about any aspect of the trip at any time. For more information about Perspectives at UO or OSU please contact Andy Gitelson directly.