Hillel Olami is an innovative and unique project which highlights global Jewish Peoplehood among young adults on college campuses. Hillel Olami seeks to deepen and explore our intrinsic relationship within the complex and changing landscape of Jewish Peoplehood through an intensive internship-based network of clusters of Hillel students invested in strengthening their bond to the Jewish State, Jewish identity, renewal, and continuity. This project is a partnership between five CUNY Hillels and the eight Hillels in Israel and is supported by a grant from the UJA Federation of New York.
Hillel Olami partners 10 CUNY students with 10 Israeli university students through a year-long fellowship. Over the January winter break, our New York students travel Israel and meet their Israeli counterparts for the first time. This intensive experience exposes students to the depths of Israeli culture and society through the eyes of their peers. In the spring, the Israeli partners visit New York during Yom Hazikaron (Israel's Memorial Day) and Yom Ha'atzmaut (Israel's Independence Day). They have the opportunity to discover the Jewish identity of their peers in the diaspora.
Hillel at Baruch is proud to participate in this global program with Israel, New York, Argentina, Uruguay, Kiev, and more.