The Hillel Guide to Jewish Life on Campus was originally published in 1981 by Hillel, and was produced primarily as a resource for Hillel's members.
What began as a rudimentary xeroxed list of schools and their Jewish programs, has evolved into an invaluable guide for thousands of Jewish students and their families who are considering their options for college.
College freshmen face the uncertainty of getting comfortable in a whole new world, both academically and socially.
The Hillel Guide is designed to help Jewish students find a college that will preserve and enhance their religious identity and provide a supportive community.
Hillel has organizations on 110 campuses, and is present at numerous other community centers. As the nations largest Jewish student organization, Hillel has been able to gather information on over 500 colleges and universities.
The topics in this book include:
-- Issues to consider when selecting a college
-- Jewish enrollment profile for each school
-- Courses of Jewish study
-- Short term opportunities and summer programs in the U.S. and abroad
-- "Study in Israel" programs
-- Community groups and local synagogues
-- Kosher dining
-- Special Jewish studies degree programs in the U.S