Birthright Israel

AU Hillel brings dozens of students to Israel each winter and summer on our campus Birthright Israel trips. Students can climb Masada, touch the Western Wall, float in the Dead Sea, and so much more - all for free, and all with fellow AU students! Our next trip is scheduled for May 19 - 29, 2022.


Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the State of Israel, private philanthropists, and Jewish communities around the world.


Kol Yisrael

This new fellowship will explore how pluralism looks – and could look – in Israel. The group will examine real life case studies to understand how Jews navigate shared Jewish space within the Jewish state, examining the various values at play. Fellows will meet throughout the semester; those who fulfill the Fellowship expectations will earn a stipend. No prior experience with the topic required.


AU Perspectives

AU Perspectives is Hillel’s campus leaders trip to Israel.  This unique program provides undergraduate student leaders from a wide range of backgrounds with a unique opportunity to explore the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in all its complexity.  Participants visit critical sites in the region and meet with Israeli and Palestinian politicians, journalists, and activists.  Next trip dates to be announced.


Israel Studies & Student Groups

The AU Center for Israel Studies

offers excellent classes and

extra-curricular events.  Learn more here.

Hillel supports and advises several

Israel-focused student organizations that conduct cultural, educational, and advocacy programming.  These include the Israel Cultural Club, Ameripac, and J Street U.