Jewish Studies

Israel Program

The Xavier in Israel program is a two-week experience based in Jerusalem concentrating on civil religion and interfaith relations. The course focuses on the development of Judaism and Christianity, paying attention to the development of theology in light of politics.  The program also includes visits to various religious and political groups to discuss the relation of politics and religion.  
The group will visit important religious and historical sites including the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the Western Wall, Herod’s Tunnels, the Via Dolorosa, and the Jordan River. In addition, the group will meet with religious and political leaders throughout the country and visit sites from the contemporary state, including Yad Vashem, the Knesset, and the Israel Museum.  The program is co-sponsored by the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, Xavier’s Center for Faith and Justice, the Hebrew Union College, and Xavier’s Jewish Studies Program.

Travel Grants

Funding to participate in this program is available from multiple sources.

All Xavier University students may apply for up to $500 for study abroad programs from the Friedlander Family Fund.

Eligible PPP students may use the form below to apply for grants funded by the Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.

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All students may use the form below to apply for grants from the Macy's Foundation endowment in support of the Xavier University - Hebrew Union College partnership.

Eligible students may apply for one or both grants.


>> Jewish Foundation Travel Grant Application 

>> Macy's Foundation Travel Grant Application