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Welcome to KOACH

KOACH provides college-age students the opportunity to maintain and develop connections to Conservative Judaism.

KOACH nurtures a love of Torah, the Jewish people, Israel and God through a variety of activities, including social, religious, educational, cultural and social action programs. We seek to create a passionate Jew who is committed to the future of the Jewish people and the improvement of the world.

Shabbat This Week

June 29 - Pinchas
Torah: Numbers 25:10 - 30:1
Haftarah: Jeremiah 1:1 - 2:3

Torah Sparks
Two-Minute Torah
Candlelighting Times

Tamuz 5773: Denominational Judaism

Turn, Turn, Turn

by Rabbi Elyse Winick - Director, KOACH/College Outreach

A time to build, a time to break down. The time for KOACH to shut its doors. Read More »

Conservative/Egalitarian Judaism and Disability Inclusion

by Kenny Kalman - American University

I hope to join with others to help ensure that the entire Conservative Movement is egalitarian by including everyone. Read More »

Why KOACH Matters

by Alyssa Blumenthal - KOC Editor - Queens College/Macaulay Honors College

KOACH has been the anchor for my Conservative affiliation, reminding me that I am connected to a network of peers who care deeply about prayer, Israel, tradition, egalitarianism, and the Conservative Jewish way of life. Read More »

Denominational Judaism

by Teri McGuire - KOC Assistant Editor - Binghamton University

What is Judaism about, if not community? Read More »

KOACH Changed My Life

by Jessica Zehavi - KOACH Webmaster

For me, a Conservative movement without KOACH is difficult to imagine. Read More »

Jewish Humor

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Summer in Jerusalem

Experience the summer of a lifetime at the Conservative Yeshiva, where you can study Hebrew, explore Jewish text, serve the community and much, much more.

What Makes Your Jewish Identity Sing?

KOACH invites you to a very special weekend, co-sponsored with JTS, Ramah, Hillel and Mechon Hadar, Your Judaism, Your Campus, April 12-14. Learn more »

Making Every Moment Count

As you sweep away your crumbs, don’t forget that we’ll begin to count the Omer at the second seder. Click here for USCJ’s handy Omer counting calendar.

Storm Update

Our hearts are in the Northeast… prayers for strength and healing to all those in the path of Superstorm Sandy. We’re here to help. See this letter from The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism and the Rabbinical Assembly for ways to support communities and individuals in need.

Project Reconnect

Just because you’re graduating doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye. Link up with other alumni of the Conservative Movement through Project Reconnect. It’s all about networking!

Represent with Koach

Wear your KOACH on your sleeve! Or your water bottle, your back, your front… KOACH introduces our very popular intern T-shirts, now available for everyone. Represent! View the KOACH Apparel Store

Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge

A new year, renewed efforts to support everyone in our communities. KOACH invites you to sign on as individuals to Do Not Stand Idly By: A Jewish Community Pledge, created by Keshet, reflecting your personal investment in a fully inclusive community.

USCJ in Transition

The implementation of the USCJ Strategic Plan proceeds apace. Click here for updated information on changes in staff and structure in our parent organization.

Choosing a College Jewishly

In the college selection process? Check out KOACH’s teleseminar on how to look for the right college using a Jewish lens. Geared for high school sophomores and juniors, parents, educators and youth group advisors and directors, you can find it here.

Two Minute Torah

Have a Torah insight you’d like to share? Sign up to record one of KOACH’s Two Minute Torah podcasts and spread your learning across the globe.

Know a New College Student?

Or are you new to campus yourself? Check out this great read on how to make the transition. Keep connected and up to date on the newest and best resources from Conservative Judaism by joining our listserv — drop a note with your contact info to koach@uscj.org. Have a great year!!

WLCJ and Koach

KOACH is thrilled to acknowledge the generous support of the Women’s League for Conservative Judaism, sponsors of the 2012 KOACH Kallah in Boston, MA. Read more and be sure to express your gratitude to all the Women’s League members you know!

Great Learning Opportunity

Tune into an awesome podcast on The Torah of Human Rights, by Shaiya Rothberg of the Conservative Yeshiva.

Summer in the City

Can’t make it to Israel this year? Check out Nishma, the exciting new summer beit midrash program of the Jewish Theological Seminary.

Summer in Jerusalem

Experience the summer of a lifetime at the Conservative Yeshiva, where you can study Hebrew, explore Jewish text, serve the community and much, much more.

MERCAZ and Aliyah News

Curious about life in Israel? Click www.mercazusa.org to learn more.

Concerned about strengthening Zionist connections? Click www.mercazusa.org to learn more.

Visit www.aliyah.org and www.israelprograms.org for exciting Israel opportunities.

Women of the Wall

Are you following news from Israel? Keep up with the Women of the Wall and their attempts to make the Kotel fully accessible to Jews of all stripes. Join their Facebook Group (Women of the Wall Nashot HaKotel) and raise the profile of their cause here at home.

Study in Israel

Spending next semester in Israel? Stay connected with KOACH and the Conservative Movement through the Center on Campus Program in Jerusalem. Contact Rabbi Ed Romm to learn more about our offerings at Hebrew University and other campuses throughout Israel.

Got Two Minutes?

Get some Torah! Koach presents weekly words of Torah by guest teachers from throughout the Conservative Movement. Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, listen right now, or download for later.

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