What is the Jewish Learning Fellowship?

Hillel’s Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is a 10-week seminar for college students looking to explore Judaism on their own terms. As the largest, most inclusive educational provider for Jewish students on North American campuses, JLF has created a community-building experience, not a content-delivery mechanism. Participants walk away with:

  • A love for Torah study
  • A strong Jewish social network and commitment to Jewish peoplehood
  • A Jewish mentor who anchors their Jewish communal participation 
  • A deep appreciation for the rhythms of the Jewish calendar

Hillel’s Jewish Learning Fellowship encourages students to ask questions with no clear-cut answers: Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What should I commit myself to? Fellows seek a deeper understanding of life through a Jewish lens, fueling each student to grapple with complexities, not shy away from them.

To enhance students’ learning, JLF adds two components to traditional Torah study: 

5,000 Jewish students participate in JLF each year


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