Alumni/ae Programs at MIT
Leading Jewish Minds @ MIT faculty luncheons were initiated in the 2010-2011 academic year for MIT faculty, staff, and local alumni. The highly successful program has included talks by:
- John M. Deutch '61, PhD '66, Institute Professor: "Correcting the Shortcomings of US Energy Policy, 1973-2010"
- Sara Seager, Class of 1941 Professor of Planetary Science, Professor of Physics, and Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics: "Exoplanets and the Search for Habitable Worlds"
- Robert C. Merton, Distinguished Professor of Finance, MIT Sloan School and Nobel Laureate – Economics 1997: "SeLFIES: A Globally Applicable Bond Innovation to Improve Retirement Funding, Support Infrastructure Development and Lower Government Financing Cost and Risk"
- Laura Schulz, Professor of Cognitive Science and Principal Investigator of Early Childhood Cognition Lab: "What really matters: Children's inferences about learning, trying, and caring"
- Robert Weinberg '64, PhD '69: “What Our DNA Tells Us About Our Origins: Origins of Humanity and Origins of Ashkenazi Jews”
Please contact Hillel for more information on upcoming Leading Jewish Minds @ MIT luncheons.
During COVID-19, LJM became virtual so people from all over the world could tune in and watch Leading Jewish Minds @ Home over Zoom. Recordings from past Zoom events can be found here.
Hillel also hosts an annual Reception for Jewish Alumni/ae every June in conjunction with Commencement. It is generally held on Friday afternoon, immediately after Graduation Exercises. Many alumni/ae also attend Shabbat dinner that evening. If you will be attending the Tech Week reunion activities, please contact Hillel at: email@example.com.
Alumni/ae Connections in the United States
The MIT Hillel Board of Directors has instituted an outreach effort to Jewish alumni/ae living in other parts of North America.
Any alumni/ae interested in hosting a reception in their city should contact Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Michelle Fisher.
Alumni Connections in Israel
The Entrepreneurship Forum Israel (Formerly MIT Enterprise Forum Israel) promotes the formation and growth of innovative and technologically-oriented companies through a series of specialized executive education programs.
MIT Hillel depends on the generosity of Jewish alumni/ae for the majority of its annual funding. Alumni/ae have the opportunity to donate directly to MIT Hillel or through a donation, designated to MIT Hillel, to the MIT Alumni/ae Fund. Donate now to MIT Hillel online -- all donations will receive Alumni and Class giving credit.
Opportunities also exist for alumni/ae to sponsor specific Hillel programs. And, it is possible for alumni/ae to remember Hillel in their wills. For information contact Hillel's Executive Director, Rabbi Michelle Fisher.