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The University Network of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals is open to Jewish university students looking for an intellectually vibrant, compassionate, and inclusive Orthodox Judaism.

Please take a moment to register as a student, and you will receive free subscriptions to our journal, Conversations, and will also be able to participate in the University Network online discussion group and other programs.


University Network

The University Network is a division of the Institute for Jewish Ideas and Ideals that reaches out to students on college campuses. It introduces them to a vision of Orthodox Judaism that is vibrant, compassionate, and inclusive, and it connects them to the wider world of rabbis, scholars, and laypeople who make this vision a reality.

The goal of the University Network is to create a safe and open national conversation about issues that affect the Orthodox community for both good and ill. Those who sign up to the network can use it as much or as little as they like. Benefits include:

  • A free subscription to the journal “Conversations,” and the opportunity to personally contact its contributing authors.
  • Connection to an online community of other university students who are addressing a shared field of dreams and concerns.
  • Thought-provoking insights on the weekly parashah from our founder, Rabbi Marc Angel.
  • Discounted (sometimes free) rates on a number of publications about inclusive approaches to Orthodoxy.

Join the University Network now!  It's free and takes just a moment.

Meet our Fall 2014 Campus Fellows!

Now accepting Campus Fellowship applications

The University Network also runs a program called the Campus Fellowship, where students who would like a leadership role in Orthodoxy have a chance to flex their creative muscles as they help spread a vibrant, compassionate, and inclusive vision of Orthodoxy. Fellows receive a stipend of $300 per semester together with a program supply budget of the same amount. Responsibilities include putting on two programs per semester and helping to expand the University Network on his or her campus.

Apply for the Campus Fellowship for Fall 2014 now!

Applications are considered on a rolling basis so don't delay. Apply today!


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