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October 13, 2015 | 30th Tishrei 5776
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The Union for Reform Judaism and its partners, including MASA and Taglit-Birthright Israel, offer short-term and long-term programs in Israel for College students and recent college graduates. Please visit for a directory of programs or contact Jesse Paikin at or 212.650.4070.

Reform on Campus (ROC) Grants
The Union for Reform Judaism and Men of Reform Judaism (MRJ) are pleased to offer grants to fund Reform programming on college campuses. These grants are designed to provide Reform Students the Opportunity to Design & Run Programs Exploring Issues on their Campuses & in their lives. Visit our ROC Grants page for more information.
Machon Kaplan Summer Internship Program
Machon Kaplan is a unique summer work/study internship program for undergraduate students from college campuses across North America interested in Judaism and social justice. Based in Washington, D.C. at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, it provides students with a meaningful internship dealing with social justice issues; the opportunity to engage in academic study that relates to their internships; and, a community of like-minded students to share the experience together in a group living atmosphere. Visit the Machon Kaplan website for more information.
Resources for College Committees

The Union for Reform Judaism is committed to helping you to keep in touch with your Reform college students.

Our Staying in Touch resources offer guidance in how to maintain a connection with your college-age students. These resources include our manual for congregations and our email newsletter.

Our pre-college resources offer guidance in the transition from high school students to college students. These resources include the Union's Packing for College initiative and our senior send-off program.

Please visit our College Committee page for these resources and more!

RJ College Guide
College Guide

The 7th Annual RJ Insider's Guide to College Life is a Reform Judaism magazine project in partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and the Union for Reform Judaism.

This annual guide was created to assist high school students in making their college choices through a Jewish lens and finding funding; and help college students in exploring their Jewish identity and coping with various challenges on campus.

An up-to-date chart shows the Top 60 schools Jews choose with most everything Jewish students would wish to know about them (number and % of Jews, Jewish fraternities/sororities, Reform/egalitarian services on campus, etc.); and the Top 20 schools ranked by percentage of Jewish population.

Visit for these stories and more:

Perspective 100: Turning Knowledge into Wisdom
Purpose of higher education, an interview with Frederick Lawrence.

Admissions 105: The Right School Pays Off
Finding the "right college matches" can result in merit-based scholarships and grants, an interview with Dennis Hughner.

Campus Life 200: Building Jewish Relationships "My Way"
Disaffected Jews can be engaged on campus by Andrew Abrams.

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