Educational Institutions

Jewish Campus Life Fund Inc

  • New York, NY
  • www.hillel.columbia.edu

Mission Statement

Columbia/Barnard
Hillel is the catalyst for students to explore and consciously define their
Jewish identity.

Our quest is to help
students, regardless of their origin or destination, find their own
interpretation of Jewish values, culture, community and religion by empowering
them to explore, learn, and grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. By encouraging exploration in warm and
accepting environments, we invite self-reflection and open dialogue so each
student can discover their own path to integrate being Jewish into their life
choices and expressions. 

While our mission is
constant, our methods are defined only by the limits of our community’s
imagination. We create experiences and
communities focused on social, cultural and educational programs, social
action, Israel,
and religious life. We draw upon the rigorous and intellectually-exciting
environment of Columbia University and New
York City.

In a world of
abounding choices, we offer a captivating array of opportunities which engage
students in all things Jewish-- fun and thoughtful-- opening the door to
transformational experiences. We are passionately committed to enabling our
students to meaningfully contribute to the local and global Jewish community, Columbia University, and the world-at-large.

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Columbia University & Barnard College, New York, NY, USA

ruling year

1970

Principal Officer

Self-reported

Simon Klarfeld

Keywords

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Jewish, student, center, community service, pluralism, Israel, religion, culture, justice

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Also Known As

Columbia/Barnard Hillel, the Kraft Center

EIN

23-7077182

 Number

1716460620

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Student Services and Organizations (B80)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Jewish (X30)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Programs include concerts by our two acappella groups, plays by the new Drama Society, film events, fraternity and sorority dinners, social fund-raisers, student recognition programs and alumni gatherings.

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Population(s) Served

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Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Columbia University & Barnard College, New York, NY, USA

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Financials

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COLUMBIABARNARD HILLEL INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Jewish Campus Life Fund Inc

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Simon Klarfeld

BIO

Simon Klarfeld took the reins at the Columbia/Barnard Hillel on July 1, 2004. Born in England, Simon most recently served with the Andrea and Charles Bronfman Philanthropies on projects relating to Jewish Peoplehood. Simon received his undergraduate degree at the University of Keele, and became the Director of the student and Academic campaign for Soviet Jewry - covering all of Europe. After receiving his M.A. from Brandeis University in Jewish Comunal Service, Simon directed the San Francisco Bay Area Council for Jewish Rescue and Renewal. In 1996 he became founding director of Genesis at Brandeis University - a summer program for high school students integrating the arts, humanities, Jewish studies and social action. Simon has assisted organizations ranging from birthright Israel to the Joint Distribution Committee, and communities from Austria to the Ukraine. He is currently writing a book with the working title "Jewish Perspectives on Leadership - from Genesis to Groucho Marx."

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Dr. Judith Schwartz

No Affiliation

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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