Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College

Tanger Hillel seeks to inspire every Jewish college student to make an enduring commitment to Jewish Life.
Location: Brooklyn , NY
Year founded: 1957

Description

Tanger Hillel is a Jewish organization, serving Jewish students, promoting Jewish identity and Jewish community. This generation of young people, so-called Millennials, are both the most idealistic and the most practical generation in decades. They want to change the world and there is no organization better positioned to help them than Hillel. Hillel’s aspiration is to change the entire world for the better, through the inspired actions of the Jewish People. Tanger Hillel seeks to create a place where every Jewish college student feels comfortable. We are a “big tent” and we offer students a chance to build their own Jewish journeys, no journey is the same. Young adults connected to Judaism though an array of opportunities. Jewish traditions, Jewish learning, Jewish observance and mitzvot, all are essential because they are the means by which our Hillel changes the world. We aim to help our students understand that they are part of a people that have been working for over three thousand years to make the world a place filled with peace and justice - and people who will keep working towards that goal, however long it takes. Tanger Hillel is most passionate about building a strong and united Jewish community. We look for grant opportunities to allow Jewish students to mold their Jewish journeys based on their own passions and ultimately to better the world.
Da Israel

About

There is an immediate need for a program, which engages a promising cohort of Russian Jewish young adults who are poised to take on leadership roles in the Jewish community. Da Israel provides a high quality experience of Israel education and cultivate future leaders who will take active roles in furthering connections between their local communities and Israel.

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What is the mission and purpose of this program?

To cultivate a cohort of select students who will receive an unparalleled experience, which will enhance their knowledge of Israel across a plethora of topics including, technology, pop-culture, history, advances in medicine and more. The Da Israel participants will become effective advocates of Israel through hands on and practical programming.

Target Audience:

Russian-Jewish speaking young adults, ages 20-26 from the New York metropolitan area with previous Israel experience

Goals:

· To connect Russian Jewish young adults to Israel

· To strengthen and enhance knowledge of Israel among Russian Jews and to train positive and effective advocates for Israel

· To cultivate and educate Russian Jewish young adults to become effective supporters for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life

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Program Description

Da Israel program will bring together talented Russian speaking college students and post-college young adults from the New York metropolitan area. The overarching goal of the program is to cultivate and shape this group of young adults to become effective proponents for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life. The participants will engage in a carefully designed program to enhance their knowledge of Israel through group study; interactive multimedia learning; participation in workshops with leading scholars and activists; and attend Israel related conferences such as AIPAC, WZO, YZL. Participants will meet twice per month during the academic semester. Each meeting will serve a dual purpose:


1. A training session where students will learn the in-depth history of Israel spanning a multitude of topics including politics, policy, socio-economic studies and Arab-Israeli relations and more.


2. Leadership development training: Students will learn how to take what they have learned and transform it into action. Upon completion of the educational sessions, students will be responsible for implementing major initiatives for Jewish college students and young adults. These events will focus on Israel and incorporate various aspect of their training.The culmination of the program: A three day educational retreat will allow the participants to utilize the skills they have acquired and prepare to lead the community projects.After the completion of educational sessions, second academic semester, students will have the opportunity to exercise latitude for independent judgment by applying for mini-grants from allocated funding. The students will collaborate with their peers to conceptualize and write a proposal for funding. Once funding is granted the students will work together to implement the grant objective. Mini grants will also be available for students wishing to work alone and bring a program to their target population.

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Demonstrated Need

Over the last 20 years, the Tanger Hillel has seen the changing culture among Russian Jews and how their connection to Jewish identity is fleeting. Jews who immigrated from the FSU were deprived of their religious freedoms for generations. These Jewish families wanted to explore their identity, but didn't have the resources. Capitalizing on the Russian Jewish community’s love for Israel, we have utilized this connection as an opportunity to build an even stronger commitment to the Jewish state. As the complexity of the situation in the middle east moves to the foreground of global politics, Tanger Hillel determined the necessity to develop positive advocates for Israel who are equipped with the tools to be catalysts for change. Through the Da Israel initiative, the Israel advocacy and education opportunities offered to the Russian Jewish community (RJC) can enact a lasting change for the participant's social circles and connect RJC networks to Israel through community projects.

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Program Accomplishments

Tanger Hillel has been the center of recruitment, engagement, and grooming of leaders in the Russian speaking Jewish community for the past 20 year. Our reach extends beyond Brooklyn College to many campuses in the NY metropolitan area. Many of the initiatives for the Russian Jewish community, began at Tanger Hillel, the epicenter for Russian Jewish Community engagement.

Through our targeted programs for Russian Jews, we have developed leaders who are now impacting the Jewish community.

Tanger Hillel has created systematic change: once the Jewish students become Jewish leaders, they return to us to help them engage constituents to new initiatives that these leaders are now spearheading. In addition to grooming Russian Jewish leaders, the Tanger Hillel has paved a way to integrate the Russian Jewish community with other thriving Jewish communities.

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How do you measure the success of your program?

The success of this program will be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. The number of constituents DaIsrael participants will be able to engage thought community projects and the quality of projects they initiate.

Our goal for the DaIsrael Initiative is to see the long term results and community impact as we have seen in the past with many other successful leadership programs launched at the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College. We expect the participants of the DaIsrael Initiative will become leaders and enact systematic change in their local Jewish communities.

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Da Israel

About

There is an immediate need for a program, which engages a promising cohort of Russian Jewish young adults who are poised to take on leadership roles in the Jewish community. Da Israel provides a high quality experience of Israel education and cultivate future leaders who will take active roles in furthering connections between their local communities and Israel.

Back to Top

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

To cultivate a cohort of select students who will receive an unparalleled experience, which will enhance their knowledge of Israel across a plethora of topics including, technology, pop-culture, history, advances in medicine and more. The Da Israel participants will become effective advocates of Israel through hands on and practical programming.

Target Audience:

Russian-Jewish speaking young adults, ages 20-26 from the New York metropolitan area with previous Israel experience

Goals:

· To connect Russian Jewish young adults to Israel

· To strengthen and enhance knowledge of Israel among Russian Jews and to train positive and effective advocates for Israel

· To cultivate and educate Russian Jewish young adults to become effective supporters for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life

Back to Top

Program Description

Da Israel program will bring together talented Russian speaking college students and post-college young adults from the New York metropolitan area. The overarching goal of the program is to cultivate and shape this group of young adults to become effective proponents for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life. The participants will engage in a carefully designed program to enhance their knowledge of Israel through group study; interactive multimedia learning; participation in workshops with leading scholars and activists; and attend Israel related conferences such as AIPAC, WZO, YZL. Participants will meet twice per month during the academic semester. Each meeting will serve a dual purpose:


1. A training session where students will learn the in-depth history of Israel spanning a multitude of topics including politics, policy, socio-economic studies and Arab-Israeli relations and more.


2. Leadership development training: Students will learn how to take what they have learned and transform it into action. Upon completion of the educational sessions, students will be responsible for implementing major initiatives for Jewish college students and young adults. These events will focus on Israel and incorporate various aspect of their training.The culmination of the program: A three day educational retreat will allow the participants to utilize the skills they have acquired and prepare to lead the community projects.After the completion of educational sessions, second academic semester, students will have the opportunity to exercise latitude for independent judgment by applying for mini-grants from allocated funding. The students will collaborate with their peers to conceptualize and write a proposal for funding. Once funding is granted the students will work together to implement the grant objective. Mini grants will also be available for students wishing to work alone and bring a program to their target population.

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Demonstrated Need

Over the last 20 years, the Tanger Hillel has seen the changing culture among Russian Jews and how their connection to Jewish identity is fleeting. Jews who immigrated from the FSU were deprived of their religious freedoms for generations. These Jewish families wanted to explore their identity, but didn't have the resources. Capitalizing on the Russian Jewish community’s love for Israel, we have utilized this connection as an opportunity to build an even stronger commitment to the Jewish state. As the complexity of the situation in the middle east moves to the foreground of global politics, Tanger Hillel determined the necessity to develop positive advocates for Israel who are equipped with the tools to be catalysts for change. Through the Da Israel initiative, the Israel advocacy and education opportunities offered to the Russian Jewish community (RJC) can enact a lasting change for the participant's social circles and connect RJC networks to Israel through community projects.

Back to Top

Program Accomplishments

Tanger Hillel has been the center of recruitment, engagement, and grooming of leaders in the Russian speaking Jewish community for the past 20 year. Our reach extends beyond Brooklyn College to many campuses in the NY metropolitan area. Many of the initiatives for the Russian Jewish community, began at Tanger Hillel, the epicenter for Russian Jewish Community engagement.

Through our targeted programs for Russian Jews, we have developed leaders who are now impacting the Jewish community.

Tanger Hillel has created systematic change: once the Jewish students become Jewish leaders, they return to us to help them engage constituents to new initiatives that these leaders are now spearheading. In addition to grooming Russian Jewish leaders, the Tanger Hillel has paved a way to integrate the Russian Jewish community with other thriving Jewish communities.

Back to Top

How do you measure the success of your program?

The success of this program will be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. The number of constituents DaIsrael participants will be able to engage thought community projects and the quality of projects they initiate.

Our goal for the DaIsrael Initiative is to see the long term results and community impact as we have seen in the past with many other successful leadership programs launched at the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College. We expect the participants of the DaIsrael Initiative will become leaders and enact systematic change in their local Jewish communities.

Back to Top

Da Israel Initiative

About

There is an immediate need to create a program, which will engage a promising cohort of Russian Jewish young adults who are poised to take on leadership roles in the Jewish community. Da Israel will provide a high quality experience of Israel education and cultivate future leaders who will take active roles in furthering connections between their local communities and Israel.

Back to Top

What is the mission and purpose of this program?

To cultivate a cohort of select students who will receive an unparalleled experience, which will enhance their knowledge of Israel across a plethora of topics including, technology, pop-culture, history, advances in medicine and more. The Da Israel participants will become effective advocates of Israel through hands on and practical programming.

Target Audience:
Russian-Jewish speaking young adults, ages 20-26 from the New York metropolitan area with previous Israel experience

Goals:
· To connect Russian Jewish young adults to Israel
· To strengthen and enhance knowledge of Israel among Russian Jews and to train positive and effective advocates for Israel
· To cultivate and educate Russian Jewish young adults to become effective supporters for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life

Back to Top

Program Description

Da Israel program will bring together talented Russian speaking college students and post-college young adults from the New York metropolitan area. The overarching goal of the program is to cultivate and shape this group of young adults to become effective proponents for Israel in their university, professional and social network settings for life. The participants will engage in a carefully designed program to enhance their knowledge of Israel through group study; interactive multimedia learning; participation in workshops with leading scholars and activists; and attend Israel related conferences such as AIPAC, WZO, YZL. Participants will meet twice per month during the academic semester. Each meeting will serve a dual purpose:

1. A training session where students will learn the in-depth history of Israel spanning a multitude of topics including politics, policy, socio-economic studies and Arab-Israeli relations and more.

2. Leadership development training: Students will learn how to take what they have learned and transform it into action. Upon completion of the educational sessions, students will be responsible for implementing major initiatives for Jewish college students and young adults. These events will focus on Israel and incorporate various aspect of their training.The culmination of the program: A three day educational retreat will allow the participants to utilize the skills they have acquired and prepare to lead the community projects.After the completion of educational sessions, second academic semester, students will have the opportunity to exercise latitude for independent judgment by applying for mini-grants from allocated funding. The students will collaborate with their peers to conceptualize and write a proposal for funding. Once funding is granted the students will work together to implement the grant objective. Mini grants will also be available for students wishing to work alone and bring a program to their target population.

Back to Top

Demonstrated Need

Over the last 20 years, the Tanger Hillel has seen the changing culture among Russian Jews and how their connection to Jewish identity is fleeting. Jews who immigrated from the FSU were deprived of their religious freedoms for generations. These Jewish families wanted to explore their identity, but didn't have the resources. Capitalizing on the Russian Jewish community’s love for Israel, we have utilized this connection as an opportunity to build an even stronger commitment to the Jewish state. As the complexity of the situation in the middle east moves to the foreground of global politics, Tanger Hillel determined the necessity to develop positive advocates for Israel who are equipped with the tools to be catalysts for change. Through the Da Israel initiative, the Israel advocacy and education opportunities offered to the Russian Jewish community (RJC) can enact a lasting change for the participant's social circles and connect RJC networks to Israel through community projects.

Back to Top

Program Accomplishments

Tanger Hillel has been the center of recruitment, engagement, and grooming of leaders in the Russian speaking Jewish community for the past 20 year. Our reach extends beyond Brooklyn College to many campuses in the NY metropolitan area. Many of the initiatives for the Russian Jewish community, began at Tanger Hillel, the epicenter for Russian Jewish Community engagement.

Through our targeted programs for Russian Jews, we have developed leaders who are now impacting the Jewish community.
Tanger Hillel has created systematic change: once the Jewish students become Jewish leaders, they return to us to help them engage constituents to new initiatives that these leaders are now spearheading. In addition to grooming Russian Jewish leaders, the Tanger Hillel has paved a way to integrate the Russian Jewish community with other thriving Jewish communities.

Back to Top

How do you measure the success of your program?

The success of this program will be measured quantitatively and qualitatively. The number of constituents DaIsrael participants will be able to engage thought community projects and the quality of projects they initiate.

Our goal for the DaIsrael Initiative is to see the long term results and community impact as we have seen in the past with many other successful leadership programs launched at the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College. We expect the participants of the DaIsrael Initiative will become leaders and enact systematic change in their local Jewish communities.

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