Shalom Hartman Israel Program

Dates: December 23-30, 2019

Apply now! If you have questions, please email Rabbi Eric.

 

Join over 100 college students from across North America for a week of learning, cultural events, and field trips around Jerusalem!

This year’s iEngage Student Seminar will explore “Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood.” Through studying texts with other college peers, Hopkins students will investigate the relationship between Jews across the globe, especially between America and Israel. How close–or distant–are Jews between America and Israel? How do terms like “family” and “people” apply to Jews? What values do we share and where do we find tension? Discuss these and other questions in Jerusalem this winter!

Recognizing the importance of providing resources, content, and training to multiple aspects of the campus community, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America provides an expanding range of programmatic offerings which support the growth of values-based conversations about Israel on campuses across North America.

Highlights Include:

  • Lectures with top Hartman scholars like Donniel Hartman, Tal Becker, and Yossi Klein HaLevi.
  • Engaging with pluralistic students from across the country.
  • Connecting with other Hopkins Students who care about deeply exploring Israel’s challenges.

Dates: December 23-30, 2019

Cost: Registration is $500 and covers everything in Jerusalem: hotel, meals, and travel to and from the airport. Hopkins Hillel will reimburse flights up to $1000; students purchase flights on their own. Students will also want spending money for souvenirs and the occasional meal on their own.

Requirements:
-Participants must have been to Israel before.
-Participants must bring an openness to text-study and 

Apply today!

FAQ

What are the trip dates?

The program runs from December 23-30, 2019. December 23 is meant to travel to Jerusalem and get settled; full programming begins December 24.

What does it cost?

Registration is $500 and covers hotel, meals, and programmatic materials. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights, but Hopkins Hillel will reimburse students up to $1000 for their flights. Students will also want some spending money for the occasional meal out, souvenirs, and other external purchases.

How do we get to and from Jerusalem?

Students are responsible for booking their own flights. In the past, students have booked together. Rabbi Eric will help with planning.

Students can take a shuttle to travel between the airport in Tel Aviv to the hotel in Jerusalem. Students should plan to arrive in Jerusalem by 7pm on December 23. The program ends on 2:30pm on December 30, and students should book flights no earlier than 7:30pm on December 30.

Students are free to extend their trip on either end as long as they want, as long as they are in Jerusalem by 7pm on the 23rd and leave Jerusalem no sooner than 2:30 on the 30th.

What hotel will we stay in?

Students will stay in the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem.

Who is staff the trip?

Rabbi Eric is excited to return to Jerusalem and staff our Hartman trip this year!

Who is eligible?

Any Hopkins student who has been to Israel prior to this year’s trip (in any capacity) is eligible. Alumni of the program are eligible, too–especially because this year is a new topic with new texts!

Students should also bring an open mind and willingness to study texts. This trip is much more learning-oriented than trips like Birthright Israel.

What is this year’s topic?

This year’s iEngage Student Seminar topic is “Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood.” The Jewish people have moved from having no home to having Israel as a primary home, and now to having two comfortable homes, in North America and Israel, that have seemingly incongruous sets of values. The story that we have been telling ourselves has not caught up to this reality. Together with other college students, you will study texts that focus on Jewish Peoplehood, the American-Israeli relationship, and the values that ground them.

Do I have to know Hebrew? Do I need to understand Jewish texts?

Not at all! Everything will be in English, with sources given in both Hebrew and English. There is an elective taught in Hebrew for those who would like. Moreover, while experience with learning texts is helpful, you do not need a deep text background–just an openness to studying them!

What does a typical day look like?

Most days involve a lot of studying and discussion. While the days are often packed, there is also room for free time. Some days have nights out or afternoons off to explore Jerusalem. We will also take day trips throughout and around the city, possibly including visits to the Western Wall or the Israeli Supreme Court.

Dates: December 23-30, 2019

Application coming soon. If you’re interested now, please email Rabbi Eric!

 

Join over 100 college students from across North America for a week of learning, cultural events, and field trips around Jerusalem!

This year’s iEngage Student Seminar will explore “Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood.” Through studying texts with other college peers, Hopkins students will investigate the relationship between Jews across the globe, especially between America and Israel. How close–or distant–are Jews between America and Israel? How do terms like “family” and “people” apply to Jews? What values do we share and where do we find tension? Discuss these and other questions in Jerusalem this winter!

Recognizing the importance of providing resources, content, and training to multiple aspects of the campus community, the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America provides an expanding range of programmatic offerings which support the growth of values-based conversations about Israel on campuses across North America.

Highlights Include:

  • Lectures with top Hartman scholars like Donniel Hartman, Tal Becker, and Yossi Klein HaLevi.
  • Engaging with pluralistic students from across the country.
  • Connecting with other Hopkins Students who care about deeply exploring Israel’s challenges.

Dates: December 23-30, 2019

Cost: Registration is $500 and covers everything in Jerusalem: hotel, meals, and travel to and from the airport. Hopkins Hillel will reimburse flights up to $1000; students purchase flights on their own. Students will also want spending money for souvenirs and the occasional meal on their own.

Requirements:
-Participants must have been to Israel before.
-Participants must bring an openness to text-study and 

Applications coming soon!

FAQ

What are the trip dates?

The program runs from December 23-30, 2019. December 23 is meant to travel to Jerusalem and get settled; full programming begins December 24.

What does it cost?

Registration is $500 and covers hotel, meals, and programmatic materials. Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own flights, but Hopkins Hillel will reimburse students up to $1000 for their flights. Students will also want some spending money for the occasional meal out, souvenirs, and other external purchases.

How do we get to and from Jerusalem?

Students are responsible for booking their own flights. In the past, students have booked together. Rabbi Eric will help with planning.

Students can take a shuttle to travel between the airport in Tel Aviv to the hotel in Jerusalem. Students should plan to arrive in Jerusalem by 7pm on December 23. The program ends on 2:30pm on December 30, and students should book flights no earlier than 7:30pm on December 30.

Students are free to extend their trip on either end as long as they want, as long as they are in Jerusalem by 7pm on the 23rd and leave Jerusalem no sooner than 2:30 on the 30th.

What hotel will we stay in?

Students will stay in the Prima Kings Hotel in Jerusalem.

Who is staff the trip?

Rabbi Eric is excited to return to Jerusalem and staff our Hartman trip this year!

Who is eligible?

Any Hopkins student who has been to Israel prior to this year’s trip (in any capacity) is eligible. Alumni of the program are eligible, too–especially because this year is a new topic with new texts!

Students should also bring an open mind and willingness to study texts. This trip is much more learning-oriented than trips like Birthright Israel.

What is this year’s topic?

This year’s iEngage Student Seminar topic is “Together and Apart: The Future of Jewish Peoplehood.” The Jewish people have moved from having no home to having Israel as a primary home, and now to having two comfortable homes, in North America and Israel, that have seemingly incongruous sets of values. The story that we have been telling ourselves has not caught up to this reality. Together with other college students, you will study texts that focus on Jewish Peoplehood, the American-Israeli relationship, and the values that ground them.

Do I have to know Hebrew? Do I need to understand Jewish texts?

Not at all! Everything will be in English, with sources given in both Hebrew and English. There is an elective taught in Hebrew for those who would like. Moreover, while experience with learning texts is helpful, you do not need a deep text background–just an openness to studying them!

What does a typical day look like?

Most days involve a lot of studying and discussion. While the days are often packed, there is also room for free time. Some days have nights out or afternoons off to explore Jerusalem. We will also take day trips throughout and around the city, possibly including visits to the Western Wall or the Israeli Supreme Court.