Predicated on the Mitzvah of “V’Ahavta L’Re’a’cha Kamocha – love your neighbor as yourself,” we seek to foster a sense of Jewish identity and belonging by engaging Jewish students at their own pace and comfort level in a warm and non-judgmental environment, and by offering innovative educational programs in all areas of Jewish life.
To serve as an educational resource for the next generation of Jewish leaders and thinkers.
To encourage students to explore and deepen their Jewish identity through education, traditional service, and connection with Israel.
To become a model for engaging students in a way that recognizes the unique qualities of a small liberal arts community.
How We Do It
Welcome students of all backgrounds to explore their Jewish identity.
Create a safe space for discussion about Israeli history and politics.
Provide a rich program of Jewish cultural, educational, and religious activities – from discussion groups, to mentoring, to Shabbat dinners and holiday observances.
Maintain a home-away-from-home environment with residential directors who are responsive to the individual needs of each student.