About Us

The Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance is progressive.
We believe in:
·         Women's, LGBT, and workers' rights
·         Environmental sustainability
·         Democratic social change and activism
·         Rights of Israelis and Palestinians
·         A negotiated two-state resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
·         Alternative forms of Jewish expression

The Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance is Jewish.
Our Judaism gives us a shared history, culture, nation, language, state, and religion which we relate to in many different ways. Secular and religious, observant and not so much, we feel some connection to Jewishness. The Progressive Jewish Alliance is both a Hillel-affiliated group and a recognized Harvard College student group.

The Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance is an alliance.
Just as our progressive beliefs inform our Judaism and vice versa, the Progressive Jewish Alliance is committed to supporting progressive movements on campus, in our country, in Israel, and around the world. We often work with other campus groups, from the Society of Arab Students to the Environmental Action Committee, to cosponsor events and work on shared causes.

We were founded as the Harvard chapter of the New Jewish Agenda in 1988 and quickly renamed the Progressive Jewish Alliance. We became an official organization of Harvard College in 2006, so our full name is the Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance. Throughout, we have remained an affiliated group of Harvard Hillel. (We are not affiliated with these fine folks.)

Get Involved!
The Harvard College Progressive Jewish Alliance needs you: your passion, interests, initiative, and ruach. We are inspired and moved to action by current events, so our focus has shifted from year to year, depending upon the interests of our members. PJA is an organization in which you can play an active and critical role, from the moment you choose to get involved. We also have meetings every Wednesday in Rabb Hall at Hillel from 6-7pm. Please come!