Chapter Five: Jewish Student Organizations

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

The author outlines the presence of Jewish organizations for college students in 1935-36. There are 38 national Jewish organizations, with 555 active local chapters in the United States and Canada. Jewish social organizations are found in 155 of 262 colleges with at least 25 Jewish students, and there are 113 Jewish religious and cultural organizations among the 195 colleges for which data are available. As well, 30 colleges report visiting rabbis, 22 report student advisors, and 34 report significant contact with a non-collegiate Jewish organization such as a local congregation. All in all, approximately 20-25% of all colleges with at least 25 Jewish students have no type of Jewish activity or services whatsoever, and in general, schools with fewer than 200 Jewish students are most likely to lack Jewish organizations.

Topic: College Organizations, Jewish Organizations, Higher Education, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Study, Students, Community Building

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 54-68

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Levinger, Lee. Chapter Five: Jewish Student Organizations. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 54-68.


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