New Square, NY is only 30 miles from New York City, but its Skeverer Hasidic residents are essentially part of another world. Asking questions is forbidden and considered dangerous, and the outside world is shunned. Shulem Deen was born into this world, but at age 19, started questioning everything about it until his faith completely evaporated and he is forced to leave the only world he’s known. All Who Go Do Not Return is an inspiring, heartbreaking, and reflective memoir of a man struggling to stay true to himself.
We are always taking new members. Contact Jacob Kranitz if you're interested in joining or have questions!
On Tuesday, March 14 at 5:30 PM, author Shulem Deen will discuss his National Jewish Book Award-winning bookAll Who Go Do Not Return, a sensitive memoir about growing up in and then leaving the community of Skver Hasidim in Rockland County’s New Square, one of the most insular Hasidic groups in the United States.
Make a difference abroad this summer!
Looking for an incredible journey this summer with a chance to give back, but still need to be back in time for summer jobs or classes? Experience the renewal of Jewish life in Georgia, a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work with Jewish populations in this unique pocket of the Former Soviet Union.
Graduating seniors are eligible for this trip!
Contact Alex for questions or more information, and apply here.
Our weekly Coffee with Cornell Hillel event is postponed until further notice.
The Fall 2017 Yahel Social Change Program gives young graduates age 21-27 the opportunity to engage with social change and community work firsthand, by volunteering and interning alongside grassroots activists and educators in Israel's most diverse communities. Walk away with the tools and skills to actively engage in civic society, both at home and abroad.
Email Nina Wanerman with any questions or concerns. Applications are due March 20.
Beit Midrash Tel Aviv is the only full-time Jewish learning program conducted in English in Tel Aviv. Classes are offered in a pluralistic, egalitarian, and non-traditional environment. Hebrew Ulpan and volunteer opportunities included.
The program is open to English-speaking students age 23+ and runs from September 3-January 11.
Looking for an internship in government advocacy? Apply to the Simon Wiesenthal Center for their summer 2017 internship. The program is centered on encouraging and educating the next generation of Jewish youth to the mechanics of state and municipal government, politics and advocacy. It serves college and graduate school-aged students in its first year from the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut regions.
Applications must be submitted to SWC Eastern Director Michael Cohen by April 1.
Join Drisha's Summer Kollel and engage in an intensive learning environment, where you'll study Torah with passion and rigor.
Applications are rolling and are due by Friday, March 31. Learn more.
Intern at the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, PA this summer!
Internships are available for undergraduate, graduate, and recently graduated students who want to learn about public history, the museum profession, non-profit organizations, and the American Jewish experience.