Santa Barbara Hillel is proud to rank #1 worldwide in increasing students’ involvement in Jewish life and connection to Judaism. From ejewishphilanthropy.com:
Students’ interactions with their campus Hillels correlate to a significant increase in the students’ positive connections with Jewish life. This is the key finding of a survey conducted by Hillel International over the past two years as part of an ongoing effort by the organization to use hard data to improve student experiences.
Hillel’s 2016 survey of more than 10,000 Jewish college students from across North America and the former Soviet Union found that students’ connection to Jewish life grows with each interaction. At least six interactions with Hillel programs and staff per year had the strongest result.
The research factored out any prior Jewish experiences students may have had before college, in order to calculate the unique “Hillel effect” on students. In every area of desired Jewish growth, Hillel was found to have a medium to high effect. The results of this survey highlight the impact engaging with Hillel has on students and suggests that participation with Hillel programming can inspire many Jewish students to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
To read more of this article please click here. The study was led by Rosov Consulting.