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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.

Cornell Hillel is running a Birthright Israel trip from May 27th to June 6th! 

Application closes the week of March 10th.

Click here to apply.

Contact Yosh Hooper to learn more.


Kol Yisrael- Israel Learning Fellowship

Join a cohort of students as we delve into Israel's rich social, cultural, and political landscape. 

Our next Israel Learning Fellowship will be in Partnership with Hillel of Israel:


Explore diverse perspectives and views from within the Israeli landscape regarding pluralism in Israel in this 6-week learning cohort. This Fellowship will meet in person with Israeli students from Hebrew University in Jerusalem joining via Zoom.


Engage in conversation with Israeli students and explore what it means for Israel to be both a Jewish and democratic state. Participants that complete the fellowship will receive a $200 stipend. For more information, including fellowship days and times, click here.

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.

Study Abroad

Studying abroad is an amazing way to fully immerse yourself in Israeli culture, all while earning Cornell academic credits. The university offers eight 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. 

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