Brett Lubarsky

Brett Lubarsky

Matt Ghan

Elizer Kanner

Aliza Kanner

April 2022

The ABC’s of Jewish Life in College

Brett Lubarsky, Matthew Ghan, Eliza Kanner

What is the difference between Hillel and Chabad? How can I go to Israel at minimal cost all four years? What are the pros and cons of Jewish fraternities and sororities? What are the pro-Israel organizations? What are the BDS organizations? What other organizations exist that I have never heard of? This program will give rising college students a lay of the land in terms of Jewish organizations on campus. In short, whatever a meaningful Jewish life beyond living with your parents means to you we want to help you find it! This program is designed for high school seniors heading off to college as well as sophomores and juniors who are starting their college lists.


Brett Lubarsky is Director, Jewish Teen Initiative at Combined Jewish Philanthropies, a national model for Jewish teen engagement helping to connect, empower and inspire teens and professionals throughout the Greater Boston community. Prior to joining CJP, Lubarsky was associate director of Jewish Teen Initiative of Greater Boston where he directed the Peer Leadership Fellows program, a relationship-driven peer engagement model that has been adapted around the country.

For more information, visit Brett Lubarsky’s website.

Matthew Ghan is originally from San Jose, California and graduated from Chapman University in 2016 with a degree in Communication Studies. While in undergrad he studied abroad in Israel and was involved in Hillel serving as the President of Chapman Hillel and on Hillel International’s Student Cabinet. Since Matt graduated, he has been in a variety of leadership roles with teen organizations, including URJ Camp Newman and NFTY: The Reform Jewish Youth Movement. Currently, he serves as the Executive Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of The Hillel Foundation of Orange County and works for the Union for Reform Judaism Camping and Youth Division as the Business & Operations Analyst.

For more information, visit Matt Ghan’s website.