Cornell Hillel provides the platform for Israel education, engagement, and advocacy on campus. We bring Israel to our students by hosting prominent Israeli thought-leaders, and celebrating Israeli culture. We bring over 100 Cornellians to Israel each year through Birthright Israel and by placing students in cutting-edge internships.
Each year, Cornell Hillel sends over 100 students across the ocean on Birthright Israel, traveling from Cayuga Lake to the Mediterranean Sea. Birthright Israel is an international non-profit, that provides the gift of a 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults.
In addition to all the top tourist sites and historical areas, Big Red Birthright participants engage with IDF soldiers, float in the Dead Sea, ride camels near Bedouin tents, fill up on falafel - all with our dedicated staff and an experienced Israeli tour educator.
As of right now, we're unsure about the status of Summer 2021 trips, but will be updating information as soon as it becomes more available.
Contact Tatiana Uklist to learn more.
Israel Learning Fellowship
Join a cohort of students in experiential learning exercises that explore Israel’s rich social, cultural, and political landscape. Students will gather virtually each Wednesday evening at 5:00pm and receive a $250 stipend upon the successful completion of the fellowship. Students of all backgrounds and beliefs are encouraged to apply. To learn more about ILF contact our Israel Fellow, Omer Perry.
Can't get enough? Check out our brand-new Israel mini-series. Each course consists of 3 sessions and is led by our Israel Fellow Omer and our Assistant Director Oded, featuring special guest speakers! Delve into the Israeli political system, Israel's response to COVID-19, and LGBTQ Life in Israel. Participants who complete a 3-meeting series will receive a stipend for participation. Email Omer for more information.
Intern in Israel
Cornell Hillel Onward Israel is an immersive internship program offering competitive internships in the greater Tel Aviv area. Develop your professional future through a high-level internship in the field of your choice.
This program provides a community of peers from Cornell and connects you to a workplace based on your skills, interests and future goals. In addition, the program includes days devoted to learning about Israeli society, food, technology and more, plus two immersive weekends with Onward Israel participants from other campuses, all while allowing ample time to explore Israel.
We are no longer accepting applications for our Onward Israel Summer 2021 program.
Studying abroad is an amazing way to fully immerse yourself in Israeli culture, all while earning Cornell academic credits. The university offers six study abroad programs in Israel:
Contact Cornell Abroad to learn more about these programs.
Curious about Israel? Us too!
We love Israel. It is an exciting and complicated country. Hillel has three team members dedicated to helping students write their Israel story. Whether it's chatting about Israel's film industry or having a candid conversation about the conflict, we're not here to provide answers or one-sided opinions, we're here to explore together.