TLJ is Tulane Hillel’s leadership incubator that brings together a diverse and strategic group of Jewish students to create Jewish programming and leadership opportunities for others. All of our programmatic offerings are entirely generated by our diverse student leaders.
The Leading Forward initiative identifies, recruits and accepts applications from a group of students with diverse Jewish backgrounds and experiences. From unaffiliated to highly affiliated Jewish students, these leaders are exposed to the full spectrum of Jewish life. This cohort will strategize how best to create the broadest based Jewish community, which will create a valuable and exciting experience for their peers, the Tulane Community and the city of New Orleans.
Leading Forward applications are accept on a rolling basis. Apply Now
Travel to Israel this winter on the trip of a lifetime. All Tulane students, their friends, and family are invited to sign up with the Tulane Hillel Birthright Israel trip with Israel Experts ,offering fun, experiential & adventurous Birthright trips.
Use reference code: TULANE35.
If you have any questions, you can email Inbal Sason, Israel fellow and Engagement Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
Every year during the Spring semester our Hillel celebrates Israel by throwing
our annual, two week long Israel Fest. During this celebration of Israel, students participate in numerous events including panels, movie showings, speakers, and
a festival on the LBC quad.
A peer-led environment for discussions about modern Israel. We focus mainly on learning about Israeli society from within as opposed to international responses to the issues in the Middle East. Green Wave Israel Scholars brings together Tulane students to learn and discuss topics related to Israel in a fun and relaxed environment.
We work with numerous Jewish organizations such as StandWithUs, ICC, CAMERA, Hasbara, and J-Street. Strong leaders are encouraged to apply!
We are in touch with these organizations throughout the year and help them in mentoring students to create pro-Israel events on campus during the year.
If you are interested in applying or learning more, please email Inbal Sason email@example.com
Education Inspires further learning. Join us for engaging seminars and discussions.
Learning takes place in every corner of our lives. This can include an interaction, an experience, a song we may hear or a text we may study. We make sure to increase exposure and interface with various modalities of learning to both lower the barrier and increase learning touch points. Here are a few ways in which we formalize this process to include the widest range of voices and perspectives into the educational experience.
As part of the mentorship program, Leading Forward, individual staff and student meetings are infused with various topics of Jewish values and traditions. These educational moments add more color and texture to the entrepreneurial activities of leaders, and enhance their sense of purpose and meaning.
Rabbi Yonah facilitates these weekly discussions. Looking through a Jewish spiritual lens, we discuss issues that effect our daily lives. We aim to gain a spiritual understanding on various “mundane” topics. In the past, some topics have included: stress, relationships, careers, depression, joy, holidays, social networks, Israel and drugs and alcohol.
A program where some guys get together to discuss in a casual environment issues facing them in college today. These gatherings are designed to diffuse some of the intimidation that often surrounds sensitive topics. These conversations are fluid and personal, and are always fun.
Our students devote several weekends each semester to days of service at local non-profits. These include volunteer days with Hope Gardens, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans, Grow Dat Youth Farm and the LASPCA.
Each week, students gather to bake challah and vote for a local charity to receive the funds of that week’s challah sales on campus. Recipients include Grow Dat Youth Farm, Crescent City Café, CASA New Orleans and Second Harvest New Orleans.
We work with numerous Jewish organizations such as StandWithUs, ICC, CAMERA, Hasbara, and J-Street. Strong leaders are encouraged to apply! We are in touch with these organizations throughout the year and help them in mentoring students to create pro-Israel events on campus during the year.
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