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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Moshe presents to the nation the blessing of a spiritually oriented life and the curse of becoming disconnected from HaShem. When the nation enters Erets Yisrael they must burn down any trees that had been used for idol- worship, and destroy all idolatrous statues. HaShem will choose only one place where the Divine Presence will dwell. Offerings may be brought only there; not to a private altar. Moshe repeatedly warns against eating animal blood. In the desert, all meat was slaughtered in the Mishkan, but in Erets Yisrael meat may be slaughtered anywhere. The categories of foods that may only be eaten in Jerusalem are listed by Moshe. He warns the nation against copying ways of the other nations. Since the Torah is complete and perfect, nothing may be added or subtracted from it. If a false prophet tells the people to permanently abandon a Torah law or indulge in idol worship, he is to be put to death. One who entices others to worship idols is to be put to death. A city of idolatry must be razed. It is prohibited to show excessive signs of mourning, such as marking the skin or making a bald spot between the eyes. Moshe reiterates the classifications of kosher and non-kosher food and the prohibition of cooking meat and milk. Produce of the second tithe must be eaten in Jerusalem, and if the amount is too large to carry, it may be exchanged for money with which food is bought in Jerusalem. In certain years this tithe is given to the poor. Beney Yisrael are instructed to always be open- hearted, and in the seventh year any loans must be discounted -- HaShem will bless the person in all ways. A Jewish bondsman is released after six years, and must be sent away with generous provisions. If he refuses to leave, his ear is pierced with an awl at the door post, and he remains a bondsman until the Jubilee year. The Parashah ends with a description of the three pilgrimage festivals of Pesach, Shavuot and Sukot.


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