These are extraordinary times and you will be confronted with extraordinary challenges. Your year in Israel will be a year of learning, discovery and growth. You will encounter a new, different, sometimes bewildering culture that can be radically secular and still intensely Jewish.
You will be exploring and forging your own beliefs and practices this year, while grappling with questions of Jewish identity and survival. You will be learning to feel at home with the Hebrew language, our ancient and modern heritage. All this is combined with living the stark reality of the modern State of Israel and struggling to find a way to live at peace with our neighbors while safeguarding the right of Jewish sovereignty and security.
The administration, staff and faculty of the Hebrew Union College Jerusalem Campus pledge to help and guide you through this unique experience. Know that our doors are always open to you. And use the below resources to help navigate.