College Guides

College students looking to find a robust Jewish community and other resources to practice their faith on campus have a lot of options at their disposal. This guide explores how to choose a college, locate social and community groups on campus, and find scholarships for Jewish students.

AMCHA Initiative is a non-profit organization dedicated to investigating, documenting, educating about, and combating antisemitism at institutions of higher education in America.

The guide is designed so that it contains enough information to be useful for every type of Jewish student – for aspiring neuroscience researchers and future business tycoons, for those looking for robust religious options, for those just hoping to meet another Jewish student for the first time.

Hillels at colleges, universities and in communities around the world range from those that serve thousands of Jewish students, through a full complement of leadership and resources, to those that are smaller, either led by campus professionals or students with support from an advisor.

JewishBostonTeens.com is Greater Boston’s online resource for teens, their families and the Jewish professionals who work with them. This website connects teens to our community’s vast menu of nationally-recognized programming and opportunities and supports professionals with resources and opportunities.

The OU’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) helps young men and women thrive and observe key aspects of Jewish life in secular campus environments across the United States, Canada and Israel.

Gap Year Guides

Are your high school or college plans changing? There are many exciting directions you can take your Jewish journey this year—virtually, in the U.S. and in Israel! Use this guide to learn about many of the available programs, as well as other resources available.

Masa is the Hebrew word for journey. Masa Israel Journey is the leader in immersive international experiences in Israel for young adults, ages 16-35. We offer authentic and life-changing journeys through Israeli society, culture, politics, and history.

Yachad Gap Year gives you the opportunity to have the ultimate immersion experience in Israel, by living, studying and volunteering in Israeli mechina programs with Israelis your age.

College Scholarships

Jewish Scholarships Portal by Hillel International is your one-stop shop for hundreds of scholarships for Jewish students!