The college and the post-graduation years can be a time of tremendous transition and growth. 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.
The Campus Leadership Committee (CLC) is a highly selective group of student leaders from across 10 campuses 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!
Applications are closed for the 2021–2022 academic year. Please check back in September 2022 to apply for next year’s CLC.
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. Find contact information for the Campus Professionals Roundtable here.
If you are interested in joining the Roundtable mailing list, please email Eliza.
Student Microfunding: Campus student leaders are invited to apply to receive funding for events on campus. Learn more and apply.
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.
Israel Travel Stipends: Campus student leaders who attend college and/or reside in the 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.
Hillel Council of New England (HCNE) is delighted to announce a new partnership with Combined Jewish Philanthropies. HCNE is CJP's 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–August. More information can be found at www.hillelcouncil.org.
IACT — Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed
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 Eliza Kanner, Campus Engagement Manager.