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Alumni/ae Programs at MIT

Leading Jewish Minds @ MIT speaker series is an initiative to build and strengthen MIT's Jewish community. The program was founded in the 2010-2011 academic year for MIT faculty, staff, and local alumni. During COVID-19, LJM became virtual so people from all over the world could tune in and watch Leading Jewish Minds @ Home over Zoom, which still continues today.

Recordings from this highly successful program can be found here.

Upcoming events can be found here.

The Faculty Host Committee - Professors Deborah Ancona, Alan Guth, Daniel Jackson, and Robert Pindyck - graciously invites their collegues to speak for Hillel.

Rabbi Michelle Fisher provides a Jewish framework for each topic.

We allow time before and after each talk for attendees to connect and schmooze with each other.

To receive evites to this program, please email

Commencement Reception

Hillel also hosts an annual reception for Jewish alumni/ae every May/June in conjunction with Commencement. If you will be attending the Tech Week reunion activities, please contact Hillel at:

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

More than three hundred MIT alumni/ae live in Israel. The MIT Club of Israel serves as an MIT liaison to this population.

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.

Annual Campaign

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.

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MIT Hillel

Phone: 617-253-2982

MIT Hillel
Muriel and Norman B. Leventhal
Center for Jewish Life

40 Massachusetts Ave, Building W11
Cambridge, MA 02139

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