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Hartman Institute / IACT Learning Sessions 

Armed with ancient sources, intriguing texts and a gift for simplifying complex philosophical concepts, Dr. Elana Stein Hain—Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America—successfully launched Hartman's Jewish Learning program with IACT Coordinators by teaching three sessions over the past month. We look forward to additional sessions with the Hartman faculty!  

Reach Out, Engage, Pivot, Repeat

The situation of each of our 29 IACT campuses varies greatly. The one constant is the exceptional outreach and engagement work that IACT Coordinators are involved in along with their Hillel teams.  The success of each campus is a testament to their team's creativity -- and tenacity.

Hillel International is IACT's New Home!

The signature campus engagement initiative created by Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston (CJP) and scaled nationally in partnership with the Edward Fein Foundation, has moved to Hillel International. Read more here

The IACT Mission

 IACT, Inspired, Active, Committed, Transformed is an initiative of Hillel International. Originally created and scaled at CJP, Boston's Jewish Federation, IACT is a comprehensive strategy that leverages Birthright Israel to transform Jewish life on campus. IACT achieves its goals through an investment that provides a dedicated staff on campus, significant funding, and ongoing support. IACT strives to increase the number of participants on campus to a sustainable critical mass and strengthens Jewish engagement and involvement. Learn more here.

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Tarryn Winik

IACT Coordinator | Virginia Tech

Tarryn was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia and is very excited to work at Virginia Tech as the IACT Coordinator. She studied Community Health at Georgia College and State University in Milledgeville, GA. After college she traveled to Israel and participated in Masa Israel Teaching Fellows. While there she taught English in a public religious elementary school in Petah Tikvah for 10 months. Tarryn is ready to be back state side and help students find their Jewish identities and help them learn about Israel. One of her favorite things to do is travel the world and experience new cultures and one day she hopes to go to all seven continents.