Jewish Networking & Engagement Team (JNET)

The Jewish Networking & Engagement Team (JNET) is designed to dramatically enhance Jewish life on campus. Each campus employs 12 students with broad social networks to build relationships with more than 700 un-involved Jewish students over the course of a year.

Each JNET Member is charged with building relationships with 60 un-involved Jewish students on campus. Serving as a resource for meaningful opportunities or potentially a friend in challenging times, the JNET Members strive to advance Jewish values in the context of their relationships.

The JNET Members strive to understand students’ interests, passions, and aspirations – and connect them to opportunities that they may find meaningful and engaging. JNET Members are given a budget to plan initiatives that identify them as relevant and Jewish, enable them to meet un-involved Jewish students and follow-up with them in an authentic, comfortable, and open way. Initiatives have the dual purpose of attracting un-involved students and advancing Jewish values.

The JNET Team provides on-going relationship-building, especially as follow-up to immersive and meaningful experiences such as Taglit-Birthright Israel trips, Alternative Break trips, etc.

You’re a Hillel JNET Fellow if you…

  • Have big, bold, creative ideas that get other people excited.
  • Are great at talking to strangers and LOVE to play Jewish geography.
  • Want to be part of a group that learns, works, laughs together.

Apply for JNET to create new initiatives on campus that will reach un-involved students.

For more information or application questions, please contact Maiya.