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Rutgers Learning Network Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Cultural & Ethnic Awareness

Mission: Rutgers Jewish Xperience is committed to educating young Jews about their heritage and inspiring them to use this knowledge to better themselves and the greater Jewish community.

Results: Of the 300+ students per year that we have an ongoing relationship with, 150 will enjoy an authentic Shabbat experience in local communities. 100 will take advantage of weekly private tutorials given by our staff. 100 will attend weekly classes. 85 will participate in Jewish trips, in Israel and the U.S. in addition to the dozens of students that go on our birthrite trip we sponsor with Hillel. 20+ students have made aliyah. Jmed Jewish medical students club; Matching pre med students with Jewish medical professionals. Jbiz Jewish business students club; Matching business students with Jewish business professionals. Most students will have the most powerful, positive Jewish experience of their lives. Our staff puts an emphasis on developing close personal relationships with each student.

Target demographics: College students in NJ

Direct beneficiaries per year: 300+

Geographic areas served: State of NJ and beyond

Programs: Maimonides Leaders Fellowship Sinai Chavruta Study Program Jmed JBiz Israel Trips

Community Stories

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Rating: 5

Rutgers Learning Network, or as commonly know by the Rutgers students by the name RJX (Rutgers Jewish Experience), lives up to its name by offering the students a unique Jewish experience. They not only offer the spiritually motivating classes that show the love and emotion in Jewish life, but they allow for each individual to express himself Jewishly according to his level of comfort, without any level of pressure or sense of religious debasement. And what's really special is that right next to Rutgers University is the very warm community of Highland Park, who not work alongside Rutgers Learning Network by housing students for Shabbos and hosting for meals, but they compete for the opportunity to have these students even when there is not a scheduled Shabbaton.



Rating: 5

RJX is run by a team of dedicated, idealistic, hard-working professionals, who reach the hearts and minds of unaffiliated Jewish students on a large campus with many Jewish students who are searching for more meaning in their lives. Their combination of hands-on activities - Shabbaton weekends with inspiring speakers and warm, inviting guest accommodations; authentic, meaningful, and joyful Jewish wedding ceremonies and dancing; bringing the students to see various charitable Jewish activities across the jewish spectrum - as well as classes, lectures and trips to Israel - have made this the top campus kiruv organization in the USA. They care about their students and even their students' extended families, and provide guidance, comfort, and support not only while they are on campus but also after they have left and moved on to other ventures and educational institutions. Your money could not be better spent than on bringing Judaism's beauty to our affiliated youth through this organization. Their track record for success is impressive.