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Jewish Learning Fellowship

Jewish Learning Fellowship

Life’s Big Questions


JLF is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms.

What we’re about:

JLF is about learning who you are Jewishly, in conversation with Jewish texts and each other. We have two main goals: to support you exploring your Jewish identity, and to cultivate relationships.

We do that by asking big questions about what it means to be human. You know, the big stuff — like Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why?  We use Jewish texts as a springboard for discussion. We aim for a diverse group of 10-15 students, knowing that we learn as much from each other as from the texts.

We make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. Our job is to help you explore the tradition in a safe space and find your own place, on your terms, in Judaism’s Great Conversation. No previous experience with Jewish text is necessary.

What we do:

JLF happens once each year. We meet for 10 consecutive weeks during the Winter Term. We’ll also invite you to a virtual “coffee” date, to a social event, and we’ll help you feel connected to next steps and alumni offerings after JLF ends. 

Fellows can earn a $300 stipend at the end of the program.


Applications for Winter 2023 are now open!

Email rabbinic intern Mat with any questions —