The Jewish Adovate reports,
Most Jewish students in the nation’s colleges often feel “repelled” and “untouched” by formal Jewish organizations and activities on campus, according to a new study released on Jewish life.
Researchers Amy Sales and Leonard Saxe of the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University coauthored the report.
“What we tried to do was understand the students on campus, and what we found was a very complex picture,” said Sales, associate director of the Cohen Center. “It doesn’t mean they don’t have Jewish lives – they just don’t attach it to the formal community or to the formal structures on campus.”
Students surveyed said that Hillel is “filled with cliques, stereotypes and fears of not fitting in for being seen as a lesser Jew.”