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Kesher: The National Reform Jewish Student Organization is the college movement of North American Reform Judaism, an affiliate of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations that connects college-age Reform Jews, Reform college groups and college campuses to each other and to the Reform movement to promote continuous involvement in Reform Judaism.

New Voices is the only national magazine in the United States written by and for Jewish college students. It brings together a national community of Jewish student readers and writers, and is a proud voice for progressive, pluralistic Jewish values. New Voices is created by dozens of volunteer student writers and editors from across the country and abroad, two straight-out-of-college staff editors in New York City, and nearly 10,000 student readers on over 300 campuses across North America. It is young Jews creating a Jewish culture and media that speak to our generation. New Voices is a publication of the independent, non-profit, student-run Jewish Student Press Service.

Hazon means “vision.” This website tries to articulate a vision of inclusiveness, pluralism and environmental awareness. They have internships and a variety of projects on the burner, including a series of environmental awareness/Jewish bike rides.

Birthright Israel will send you to Israel for free. It is open to all Jewish young adults, ages 18 to 26, post high-school, who have not traveled to Israel before on a peer educational trip. The gift is open to all Jewish young adults regardless of religious affiliation, community involvement or financial wherewithal. Birthright Israel’s mission is to diminish the growing division between Israel and Jewish communities around the world; to strengthen the sense of solidarity between Israeli youth and Jewish communities throughout the world; to increase the number of return visits to Israel; and to promote the role of Israel as a powerful resource in Jewish learning. Birthright Israel believes that it is every Jewish person’s birthright to visit Israel.

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Life on Campus: Hillel’s mission is to maximize the number of Jews doing Jewish activities with other Jews. Hillel actively seeks to engage uninvolved Jewish students on their own terms: to provide them with opportunities to do Jewish activities that are meaningful and appealing to them. Students are empowered to take responsibility for their Jewish identity, whether they wish to participate in a community service project, express themselves artistically, participate in a social event, engage in informal Jewish learning or attend religious services. Any student may participate in Hillel – no membership is required. Hillel is committed to a pluralistic vision of Judaism that embraces all movements.

The World Union of Jewish Students has a website that connects Jewish students and student activists throughout the world. Visit this site to connect, learn and grow. WUJS runs a number of events throughout the year for Jewish Students from around the world. The International Leadership Program (originally called JADE) is for young student activists – an educational, inspiring, skill-building, three-week leadership training course in Israel. Marot is a project to promote Israel – Diaspora Relations. Dedicated and trained Israeli students are sent to assist and educate Jewish student communities around the world. The WUJS Congress is a conference of vibrant Jewish student activists who exchange ideas, develop common projects, discuss crucial issues facing the Jewish world, and celebrate the energy, vitality and potential of Jewish students.