WHAT IS JET?

JET's mission is very clear: to provide college students and young professionals with the most meaningful, relevant, and fun Jewish education one could possibly imagine.  We offer innovative courses, one-on-one learning, and phenomenal trips.  Our students are empowered to make informed decisions about their Jewish identity while having the time of your life!  JET's families provide a very warm and accepting atmosphere, and delicious home-cooked meals!

OUR HISTORY 

Founded by Rabbi Zev Kahn in the Fall of 2005, JET launched its programming on Chicago campuses with the Maimonides Leaders Fellowship, an intensive 10 week crash course in Judaism.  Since then, JET has graduated more than 300 very satisfied students from this amazing fellowship.  But we did not stop there. In an effort to cater to the interests and needs of all types of Jewish students, JET has partnered with several international Jewish organizations to bring YOU the BEST variety of COURSES, TRIPS, & SOCIAL EVENTS for YOUR Jewish adventure.  So as you browse our site and see the wide range of programs, just know that JET is working for you.  Come fly with JET and let us be the PORTAL for your fun, authentic, and meaningful Jewish experience on campus and beyond!

OUR MISSION

JET strives to empower and to inspire Jewish college students and Young Jewish Professionals to develop a stronger connection to our Jewish heritage, the Jewish people, and the land of Israel through fun, authentic, and innovative educational, social, and travel programs.

OUR VISION 

To provide Jewish college students and young professionals in Illinois with the best resources available to make informed choices about their Jewish life and their contribution to the Jewish people.

You can find this all and more on www.jetcampus.com

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The laws of the Parah Adumah -- the red heifer -- are detailed. These laws of ritual purification are to be used when someone has come into contact with death. After the nation 'wanders' for nearly 40 years in the desert, Miryam passes away and is buried at Kadesh. The people complain about the loss of their water supply which until then has been provided for them miraculously in the merit of Miryam's righteousness. Aharon and Moshe pray for the people's welfare. HaShem commands them to gather the nation at Merivah, and speak to a designated rock so that water will flow forth from it. Distressed by the people's lack of faith, Moshe hits the rock instead of speaking to it. He thus fails to produce the intended public demonstration of HaShem's power over the world which would have resulted if the rock had produced water as a result of him only speaking to it. Therefore, HaShem tells Moshe and Aharon that they will not bring the people into the Land. The Beney Yisrael resume their travels, but because the King of Edom, a descendant of Esav, denies them passage through his country, they do not travel the most direct route to Erets Yisrael.


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