COLLEGE & BEYOND
The college campus can be a hotbed of challenges for Jewish students. By supplementing their education with meaningful Jewish experiences including Hillel, travel opportunities, and intern programs, college becomes another important stepping-stone in building active Jewish adults.
Federation has a staff person who provides programming and support for our Jewish students through Hillel on the campuses of William Paterson University, Fairliegh Dickinson University, Bergen Community College, and Ramapo College. In addition, Federation has a strong partnership with Rutgers Hillel in supporting those students and working with the Rutgers University administration on ensuring a safe learning space for our students.
Israel, Internships, Incredible… Jewish Federation sponsors and subsidizes a low cost eight-week summer program in Israel for Jewish young adults ages 19 – 27. Not only will you “live like a local” in the center of Tel Aviv, the cosmopolitan gem of Israel, but you will also have the opportunity to intern in the field of your choice gaining valuable career experience to build your resume. Your weekdays will be spent working while your weekends will be spent experiencing all Israel has to offer. For more information, please contact Adina Fadis, Director, Center for Israel Engagement at AdinaF@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3955
Birthright Israel offers a free ten-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults, 18-26. They see Israel from top to bottom, hang out with Israelis of the same age, explore new cities and hike on breathtaking trails. Experience the sights, sounds, tastes, nightlife, land, and people of Israel and come back to New Jersey with 39 new friends. For more information, please contact Adina Fadis, Director, Center for Israel Engagement at AdinaF@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3955
Moishe House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. We provide a space to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers. Federation funds Moishe House Hoboken, the “Mile Square City”, home of the best restaurants, nightlife and culture and of course the most delicious Mozzarella (a.k.a. Mutz) in all of New Jersey! Step off the PATH, take a ten-minute walk uptown and you’ll find your local Moishe House. Ben, Jill, and Danielle enjoy cooking a monthly Shabbat dinner, winning trivia at Maxwell’s, happy hours, volunteering at the local animal shelter and teaching the community how to make Shakshuka and Hummus! At Moishe House Hoboken, our goal is to bring social experiences, community service, Jewish culture and learning opportunities to the community in a whole new way. Come hang out with us, socialize, meet new people and get to know your Jewish community. For more information, please contact Sheryl Sarin, Director, Planning and Allocations at SherylS@jfnnj.org or 201-820-3913.