About Us

MIT Israeli Association will bring together Israelis at MIT, and will be a home away from home

The Association will connect Israeli students and professors from all faculties and campuses of MIT - undergraduates, graduates, Sloanies, PhDs, faculty, affiliates, and families - in order to build a community around Israeli holidays, Hebrew spoken events, and shared interests.

The Association will provide assistance to new members with regards to settling in, and a framework for its existing members looking to celebrate Israeli holidays, watch Israeli football games, and go to Israeli performances together.

As we evolve, we hope to connect new and old members of the community, assist in job hunting back home, expand the connection between universities in Israel and MIT, and serve as the contact organization for any Israel related issues.

During the academic year of 2007-2008 two undergraduate students who simply missed home - Sharon Rapoport (2010) and Itai Turbahn (2011) - founded the MIT Israeli Association.

Since then, the MIT Israel Association has been recognized by the MIT Association of Student Activities, went from 2 (2008) to 40 (2010) to over a 100 members (2012), and regularly hosted friends from Harvard, BU, Brandeis, UMass, and the rest of the Greater Boston area.

The Association held and sponsored numerous events bringing the community together, such as the periodic Israeli Bar Nights, the Annual First Hanukkah Candle lighting, and the Annual Yom Ha'atzmaut BBQ. For more information on our events, please see our Events page.