The Jewish Student in America - Chapter One: Jewish Students in the Past

By Lee Levinger

B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission, Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, April 1937

Jews have been involved with American universities since before 1720. Over the past two hundred years, Jews have grown from a negligible presence on campuses to a considerable percentage of the student body. While demographic numbers have often been unreliable, estimates of the Jewish population of American students project that 9-10% of college and university students are Jewish. Organizations such as Zeta Beta Tau and the Intercollegiate Zionist Society give expression to Jewish student voices, and the Union of American Hebrew Congregations, the Central Conference of American Rabbis, and B'nai B'rith all take a keen interest in providing for the well-being of these Jewish students. The present study aims to be a key factor in understanding and enriching the lives of Jewish students across North America.

Topic: College Organizations, Jewish Organizations, Higher Education, Demography, University Organizations, Campus Organizations, Study, Students

Name of Publication: The Jewish Student in America

Page Number(s): 1-5

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Genre: Book Chapter

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Levinger, Lee. The Jewish Student in America - Chapter One: Jewish Students in the Past. The Jewish Student in America. B'nai B'rith Hillel Foundations Commission,Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life. April 1937: 1-5. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4959


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