Israel on Campus

Harvard Hillel has become the center for Israel education, advocacy, and dialogue on Harvard's campus. It has done so through innovative programming, partnerships, and leadership initiatives.

Israel Advocacy Affiliated Groups

As an umbrella for Jewish life on Harvard's campus, Harvard Hillel is home to two affiliated student groups devoted to strengthening the bond between our local community and the Jewish State:

Harvard Israel Initiative (HII)
Harvard Israel Initiative
Harvard Israel Initiative is founded on the belief in the Jewish nation's right to exist as a sovereign power in its historic homeland. HII promotes a variety of programs related to political, social, religious, and cultural aspects of Israel. Our regular activities include guest speakers at our meetings, movie nights, and Israeli dance nights. Presidents: Boris Davidov '19 and Ilan Goldberg '20
TAMID logo
The TAMID Israel Investment Group is a student organization that connects business-minded Harvard students to the Israeli economy. TAMID's goal is to develop the next generation of business leaders, and connect its members with philanthropists, CEOs, and investors in Israel through educational programming, hands-on investing and consulting expereince, and meaningful professional opportunities. President: Melissa Kaplan '19


Harvard Students for Israel Meet with the Wexner Fellow

Institutional Partnerships

In addition to our Affiliated Groups, Harvard Hillel has formed institutional relationships with a number of organizations and departments on Harvard's campus. These include the Wexner Israel Fellows (right), the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and many more. Our partnerships within the university and beyond foster opportunities to create events that have broader perspectives and greater impact.

Guest Speakers

Harvard Hillel works especially hard to bring interesting and challenging speakers to campus.  Watch the below video of Israeli reporter Ari Shavit's visit to Harvard Hillel.