The Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative has partnered with the Birthright Israel Foundation. Campus Entrepreneurs are specifically selected on the basis of their Taglit-Birthright Israel eligibility and are charged to provide pre- and post-trip relationship-building and follow-through for the other Taglit-Birthright Israel participants.
For campuses partnering with Taglit-Birthright Israel, the Campus Entrepreneurs will connect student participants on the basis of their newly sparked interest to a variety of different offerings relating to Israel and Jewish life in general. The Campus Entrepreneurs will facilitate follow-through from the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip in organic, peer-to-peer interaction – sustaining involvement and passion in Jewish life for all participants.
With the generous support of the Jim Joseph Foundation, Senior Jewish Educators mentor and teach the Campus Entrepreneurs and meet students through the CEI interns’ social networks and their own engagement efforts. The Campus Entrepreneur and Senior Jewish Educator Initiatives have the potential to seed the next generation of Jewish leadership, not only to ensure that today’s students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, but also to equip this generation of Jewish young adults to blaze paths in Jewish professional and volunteer work – to be the connectors and network-hubs of an expansive array of Jewish communities which look vastly different than today’s.