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Conferences

Hillel is proud to support student attendance at a variety of off-campus conference and learning opportunities through our Sam & Louise Golman Leadership Investment Fund. If you are interested in any of these opportunities, would like more information on applying for a subsidy, or would like to see an additional event listed here, contact Miriam.


Conferences open to all students (listed in date order)


AIPAC's Progressive Student Retreat
October 22-24, 2016 in Washington, DC

Interested in discussing the hard questions surrounding Israel and how progressive values align with supporting the Jewish state? Then this opportunity with WashU Israel Public Affairs Committee is for you! Spend three days in DC, all expenses paid at AIPAC's progressive student retreat. Past high profile speakers have included Dennis Ross, who worked with the Clintons on the U.S. Israel relationship. Registration deadline is Sept. 2! Check out the retreat's publicity video and apply here.


Songleader Boot Camp
February 19-21, 2017 in St. Louis, MO

The Songleader Boot Camp (SLBC) national conference offers one of the top Jewish leadership training opportunities in the country led by nationally renowned Jewish leaders, educators and music artists. SLBC teaches participants about the many vehicles they have to create powerful, interactive connections, expand leadership abilities, and learn specific skills and techniques to inspire change in their communities. SLBC offers a profound exploration of the physiology, psychology, strategy, and execution behind explosive Jewish teaching and songleading. WashU Hillel staff will be in attendance along with students. Learn more!


J Street's 2017 National Conference
February 25-18, 2017 in Washington, DC

Join thousands of pro-Israel, pro-peace leaders and advocates and make your voice heard in Washington, DC. At the J Street Conference you will learn about what’s going on in the region from world-class experts, strategize with innovators and activists working to solve the conflict, connect with other committed supporters from around the country and join us as we send a strong message to Congress. A WashU Hillel staff member will also be in attendance with J Street U at WashU's student cohort. Learn more here!


AIPAC Policy Conference 2017
March 26-28, 2017 in Washington, DC

The AIPAC Policy Conference attracts more than 15,000 community and student activists from all 50 states and countless Israeli and American policymakers and thought leaders. Over three jam-packed days, Policy Conference participants choose from hundreds of informative sessions and participate in the pro-Israel community's largest and most important advocacy day. A WashU Hillel staff member will also be in attendance with WIPAC's student cohort. Learn more here!