CJP’s Campus Initiatives are designed to provide support and a sense of belonging, as well as leadership, grant, travel, and professional development opportunities for those seeking connection to their Jewish community in the Greater Boston area and Israel. CJP Campus works closely with our local campus partners to ensure communication and the awareness of emerging needs.
The Campus Leadership Committee (CLC) is a highly selective group of local student leaders who partake in task-oriented projects to strengthen Israel activism at area universities. Committee members shape the pro-Israel narrative on campus, meet with experts throughout the community, and strengthen their resumes!
The Campus Professionals Roundtable meets monthly to collaborate and maximize efforts to combat antisemitism and support Israel on campus. The Roundtable provides a networking opportunity for professionals working in the Jewish/Israel space, with a focus on career and professional development.
If you are interested in joining the Campus Professionals Roundtable mailing list, please email Meir.
Student Microfunding: Undergraduate campus student leaders are invited to apply to receive funding for events on campus. Learn more and apply.
Israel Program Scholarship: Undergraduate campus student leaders who attend college and/or reside in the Greater Boston area are invited to apply for a scholarship of up to $1,000 for eligible Masa Israel programs of three months to a year. Learn more and apply.
CJP Campus Student Conference Stipend: Undergraduate campus student leaders who attend college and/or reside in the Greater Boston area can apply for financial support to attend a Jewish/Israel-related conference. Learn more and apply.
FOR PROFESSIONALS AND ORGANIZATIONS:
Community Impact Grants: Does your organization dream about engaging Jewish students on campus in a new way? CJP's Campus Community Impact Grants provide up to $15,000 in funding to nonprofits in support of programs that bring Jewish campus students together to connect with one another, engage with the Jewish tradition and culture, and make something awesome happen! CJP has rethought and revitalized our grant opportunities, which include both Community Enhancement Initiatives and Organizational Capacity Building grants. Learn more and apply.
Campus Professional Development Scholarship Program: CJP Campus is pleased to announce the availability of Professional Development Scholarships for professionals working with campus students. Opportunities may take place online or in person, and may be offered by a Jewish or non-Jewish source, as long as the applicant can demonstrate how the opportunity identified stands to benefit their continued work as a Jewish professional. Professionals need to apply before the professional development opportunity takes place. Learn more and apply.
CJP is thrilled to be working in partnership with Hillel Council of New England (HCNE), the operating partner for Boston Onward Israel – the flagship professional internship program in Israel for Boston-area college students.
Boston Onward Israel is the largest community delegation in North America. Since the program's inception in 2012, Boston’s delegation to Onward Israel sends more than 130 participants annually to serve in professional internships in Israel’s three largest cities of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, and Haifa. Participation in the program has encouraged a commitment from the network of 945 Boston Onward Israel alumni who continue to make a significant impact in the Jewish community.
Applications for the Boston Onward Israel program open in November and the internship program is held each June through August. More information can be found at www.hillelcouncil.org.
IACT’s mission is to ensure that every Jewish student can participate in a meaningful, immersive Israel experience and be supported on a journey of Jewish discovery before, during, and after that experience. The signature campus engagement initiative was piloted in 2007 by CJP and scaled nationally in partnership with the Edward Fein Foundation. The initiative moved to Hillel International in summer 2020.
To learn more about CJP Campus initiatives, contact Meir Zimmerman.