• #GivingTuesday

    #GivingTuesday is December 1

    Save the Date #GivingTuesday

    Please donate to Iowa Hillel on #GivingTuesday. 

  • Chicago-Area Hanukah Fundraiser–Mon, Dec 7, 7:30 pm

    Hanukah Fundraising Party for Parents & Alumni

    Chanukah party

    Iowa Hillel alumni, Anita Salzman Silvert ('76) and Caroline Musin Berkowitz ('00) are hosting an alumni and parents' gathering the 2nd night of Hanukah at Anita's home in Northbrook.

    University of Iowa alumni, along with current and past parents of Iowa students, are all invited to schmooze, nosh, and share a little Chanukah gelt in support of Jewish campus life.

    For information about location, directions, etc., please contact Hillel's director, Jerry Sorokin, 319-338-0778. 

  • Welcome (Back) Students!

    Welcome and Welcome Back!

    Iowa Flags

    It's great to have the students back in town!

    Check out Hillel's Welcome Week 2016 events on our Facebook page.

  • Birthright Israel Registration is Now!

    Pre-Register Now for Winter Birthright Israel Trips!

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    Birthright Israel

    Experience the ultimate adventure with Israelis on Birthright Israel: Shorashim! Shorashim is an acclaimed trip provider that we recommend traveling with on Birthright Israel. On Shorashim, you spend all 10 days with Israelis and get to see Israel through the eyes of the locals. From exploring Israel through unbelievable hikes and touring incredible cities and major sites, to spending the night under the stars in the Negev, and developing an amazing bond with a great group of college students and Israelis, you will be a part of the adventure of a lifetime that you will never forget.

    How To Sign Up

    BIG NEWS - You can now register for trips between December 2015 and January 2016 by clicking here. 

    Check out winter trip dates and Shorashim's wide variety of trip options.


    Winter 2015/2016 & Summer 2015  Trips

    About The Trip
    The trip, including airfare, hotels, and food, is completely free to students who meet the eligibility requirements. Students only need spend on gratuities, personal purchases, and travel or medical insurance.

    Students are eligible who are Jewish, between the ages of 18-26, who have not been to Israel on a peer-group program since the age of 18 or have not participated on a program that is longer than seven days after turning 18. Those who participated on peer educational trips prior to turning 18 years of age are now welcome to apply. If you have any questions about eligibility, please reach out Shorashim.

    So, who's giving me this gift? 

    Philanthropists, Jewish communities worldwide, and the government of Israel have partnered to launch Birthright Israel - whose goal is to provide a free first peer-group trip to Israel as a birthright for every Jew. 

    Thanks to Birthright Israel, thousands of Jewish college students and young adults are offered the opportunity for a free peer-group trip to Israel. 

    Birthright Israel is an innovative partnership between the people of Israel through the Government of Israel, private philanthropists through the Birthright Israel Foundation and Jewish communities around the world (North American Jewish Federations through the United Jewish Communities (UJC); the Jewish Agency for Israel; and Keren Hayesod). 

    Birthright Israel, Shorashim, and Iowa Hillel are not affiliated with a political party or religious movement. 

    For more information about these organizations, visit the Shorashim or Birthright Israel websites.

    Already been or have friends that you want to recommend? 

    Share the gift and spread the love at You can even win a free trip for three back to Israel! Learn more today!

    Want more info?

    No problem! Reach out to Shorashim at (312) 267-0677 or

    Or contact Iowa Hillel, 319-338-0778,


Travel to Israel
Go to Israel for Free on a Ten Day Trip.

Register for Winter 2015-16 Now! 

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