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ZBT’s Heritage

Proud of its rich heritage and founding as the world’s first Jewish fraternity, Zeta Beta Tau actively seeks out ways to effectively partner with organizations that align themselves with similar values. Zeta Beta Tau continues to develop relationships, programs, and opportunities for its members by collaborating with campus partners, pro-Israel organizations, high school youth groups, and more.

Originally founded as a Zionist organization, ZBT is committed to supporting Israel on campus and providing brothers opportunities to engage with the country both on campus and through organized trip opportunities. ZBT is also committed to combatting movements to delegitimize Israel on campus. Read the Fraternity’s statement on ZBT’s position on the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement.

Programs to educate brothers and community members on issues of importance to the Jewish community, such as Israel and anti-Semitism, are made possible through the collaboration and support of the Zeta Beta Tau Foundation’s Heritage Initiative. These include Israel education, Heritage Grants and our hate prevention programming, and more. Our programming helps enhance relationships with campus-based Jewish organizations, provides opportunities for undergraduate brothers to remain or become engaged in Jewish life, educates non-Jewish individuals on their connections to Jewish values, introduces brothers to the pro-Israel world and honors the heritage of our great Fraternity.