BAGELS is Harvard's group for bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans, and queer Jews, their friends, and supporters. We sponsor evetns that foster a BGTLQ Jewish community on campus, and inrease awareness about both religion and sexuality. There's no rush to define yourself, or to jump into any activity. We welcome people at all stages of their Jewish and/or Queer journey.
Contacts: AJ Cohn '20, Rebecca Thrope '22
Challah for Hunger
Every week, students continue the centuries-old tradition of baking challah and practicing social justice (tikkun olam). The challah is sold on Thursday evenings at dinner and the proceeds go directly to MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger and the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter.
Contacts: Noah Epstein '21, Ariella Kahan '20, Diana Myers '21, Davey Schoenberg '21
Coalition at Harvard for Israel & Palestine
The Coalition at Harvard for Israel & Palestine (CHIP) is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace students on campus who want to engage with Israel while advocating for a two state solution. We are affiliated with J Street U, the nationwide movement of campus chapters advocating and educating at colleges and universities, in our communities, and on Capitol Hill for vigorous and sustained American leadership in facilitating a negotiated, two state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. If you are looking for a critical and nuanced way to engage with Israel and Palestine within a Zionist context, please come join us!
Contacts: Jacob Fortinsky '21 and Cara Kupferman '20
Harvard Jewish Sports Initiative
Harvard Jewish Sports Initiative (HJSI) plans events centering around the intersection of Judaism and sports. One such event brought Chaim Bloom, Chief Baseball Officer of the Boston Red Sox, to campus to speak.
Contact: Ben Rabinowitz '21
Jewish Health Society
The Jewish Health Society plans fun events centered around the intersection of health and Judaism. Whether you've thought about health and Judaism before or not at, stop by! Everyone is welcome.
Contacts: Sarah Araten '20, Gabe Dardik '21
Jewish Outing Club
The Jewish Outing Club is a pluralistic space for people of all faiths and backgrounds to experience the outdoors, unplug and connect with others, and experience Jewish thought and traditions. We have both overnight and day trips that are free or low cost, and we are a welcoming space for all who love the outdoors and new adventures.
Contacts: Laura Chapman '20, Ilan Goldberg '20, Paulette Schuster '20
Jewish Women's Group
JWG is an informal discussion group for Jewish women at Harvard. We usually meet around Rosh Hodesh (the start of a new Jewish month) to have themed conversations over crafts and snacks. Past topics (and crafts) have included female friendship (candle making), eating disorders in ultra-Orthodox communities (decorating journals), Jewish feminist political representation (watercolor painting), and more! All undergraduates identifying as women are wlecome!
Contact: Diana Myers '21
Lox & Keys
Lox & Keys is Hillel's premier (only!) singing group! No experience (or skill), knowledge of Hebrew, and NO audition necessary! We sing, learn new music, and perform at school and volunteer to bring joy to those in hospitals and nursing homes.
Contacts: Rebecca Araten '22, Jamie Weisenberg '20
Men's Club is a welcoming group for men of all genders.* We aim to provide a space to both enjoy and challenge the boundaries of stereotypical masculinity by enjoying traditionally "manly" events as well as a variety of other events. Past activities have included beef jerky making, beer making (for those 21+, of course), pizza making, and our famous Shabbat onegs. Some future plans may be events such as a Spa Night or our Traditional Jewish Deli Night.
*"Men of all genders" originally started years ago as a joke but nowadays comes to represent the diveristy of people at the events where being a man isn't a physical description but more of what people enjoy, so it's perfect for anyone who enjoys traditionally masculine activities, but may not identity as masculine or a man.
Contacts: Max Lent '20, Bracha Rosenberg '21
TAMID's program is designed to offer experiential business learning. New members participate in an interactive educational program that integrates business principles with Israel's economic landscape. Students may choose to join student-led consulting teams that advise Israeli companies on the solutions to imiportant business problems. Members can also choose to join the Investment Fund program, in which teams conduct equity research and advise a stock portfolio. Each summer, members have the opportunity to apply for an 8-week fellowship in Israel on our capstone internship experience.
Contacts: Nate Hollenberg '20, Jonah Moroh '20, Sofia Schreiber '20