Jewish on Campus is the movement of the Jewish future. We seek to revive pride in Judaism by emboldening a new generation of Jews through education, social media campaigning, and grassroots organizing. As a movement of young Jewish people, we seek to end antisemitism on college campuses and beyond.
Jewish on Campus began as an Instagram campaign in July of 2020. With a staff entirely composed of students, the effort to expose stories of antisemitism on college campuses rapidly grew into an organization that captured the attention of the Jewish community. In this short time, we have amassed a platform of over thirty thousand individuals from around the world and have been featured by most Jewish news outlets, including The Forward, Tablet, and Jewish Journal.
Our team has reports of over 1,000 unique stories of on-campus antisemitism. Given our position as a youth-run project, we work together with students on the ground of individual universities to run multilateral campaigns to combat antisemitism. This action will involve both administrative action (with the help of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law) and student-body action through social media and grassroots on-campus work to fundamentally change campus culture on the frontlines of student activism. Our organization is unique in its commitment to the authentic work of students themselves. Students have lived through the reality of modern antisemitism—thus, it is students who are best equipped to combat it.
To create strong campus action, we must first have a quantitative understanding of what changes must be made. Thus, Jewish on Campus will be conducting a series of studies with the goal of understanding the antisemitism that is growing on college campuses around the world. Guided by the 1,000+ stories that we have already collected, we work with research institutions to understand how antisemitism manifests today: who perpetuates it, how is it presented, and what have universities done to halt it? With this understanding, we hope to present administrators with an in-depth understanding of their university's landscape. Thus, change may be made where it is needed the most.
Jewish on Campus is unique, as it is run entirely by college students. For this reason, we have been successful in reaching the next generation of the Jewish community—mobilizing them with the aim of creating a cultural shift toward action. Our advisory board takes us a step further. As of now, our advisory board members are:
We are amplifying the voices of Jewish students. Join us in changing the landscape of young Jewish life.