Apply now for our Summer 2017 Relationship Building Institute

August 6-9 in St. Louis, MO


Apply today! Click here to apply.

The David Project is excited to bring you our most innovative and hands-on summer seminars yet – our Relationship Building Institute 2017.

At the Relationship Building Institute, you will gain the skills necessary to be an effective relational advocate and develop a strategic Israel outreach plan unique to your campus. In addition, you will get the chance to network with like minded students from across the country, Jewish professionals, and leaders of communities represented on your campus. Let us show you how a conversation can help transform your campus.

  • Meet peers involved with diverse interest groups

  • Network with senior professional relationship builders in Jewish and Israel advocacy community

  • Hone your communication skills by working with relationship building experts

  • Practice sharing your stories and learn how to connect with others around Israel

  • Discover how to leverage your network

  • Have dedicated time with your Campus Coordinator to create an outreach plan for the fall

Highlights from Last Year’s Program

  • More than 150 students from over 40 campuses

  • How to talk to anyone about Israel

  • Presentations and conversations with:
    -College Democrats of America & College Republican National Committee
    -Israeli Consulate to New England
    -Anti Defamation League
    -Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut

Apply today! Click here to apply.


Frequently Asked Questions

How much does the program cost?

The cost of the Relationship Building Institute is only $100 before June 1. After June 1, the cost is $150. This fee covers your housing, meals, and materials. We also provide travel subsidies. The fee is due at the time of registration and secures your spot.

*Hillel Professionals already attending Hillel Institute will have this cost waived*  

Who can attend?

Students and Hillel professionals who will be on campus for Fall 2017.

When should I apply?

Now! If you would like to get the early bird rate of $100, make sure to apply before costs go up! Space is available on a rolling basis.

How do I get to St. Louis? Is there a travel subsidy?

All participants are responsible for booking and arranging all of their own travel to and from St. Louis. We do offer travel subsidies to help defray the cost of travel for students only. You will only receive your travel subsidy from us upon completion of the program after the timely submission of your receipts. We advise you to book your travel arrangements soon before the prices go up. Receipts for travel reimbursement must be received in our office 10 business days prior to the start of the program in order to receive a check on the last day of the program. The travel stipends can be used for all non-local transportation related expenses (i.e. flight, train or bus costs), but not for travel within St. Louis (cabs, local public transportation).

What are the different travel stipend amounts?

Traveling to St. Louis, August 6-9, 2017

Students traveling from most areas are eligible for a 50% travel stipend of up to $250. Students traveling from the St. Louis area are not eligible for a travel stipend.

Q: What will my travel stipend be if my flight cost is $400?

A: You will receive a stipend check for $200.

Where will I be staying?

Participants will be staying in the dorms of Washington University.

Will there be kosher food?

All food will be Kosher certified.

What should I wear?

Dress is casual for Sunday and Wednesday. For Monday and Tuesday, dress is business casual.