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JLF Fall 2023 Application

What is the Jewish Learning Fellowship?

The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is unlike any Jewish learning you have done before and on top of that, it’s a great way to make Jewish friends! JLF gathers small groups of students to talk about things that matter to them! Each week we focus on topics relevant to navigating college life and what Judaism (and you, and your peers!) have to say about them. Taking part in JLF is an awesome way to make friends, explore Judaism, and enjoy delicious snacks each week. This opportunity is open to anyone from any Jewish background or level of experience with Jewish learning. JLF meets once a week over the course of 8 weeks.

As a Jewish Learning Fellow, we'll invite you to coffee, spend a Shabbat together, and help you feel connected to the next steps after JLF. Fellows are eligible for a scholarship at the end of the program.

This semester we will offer:

JLF 1.0: Life’s Big Questions- for first time participants of JLF. You're in college. So, you're an adult now, right? Feel like you should have all the answers? JLF brings together a group of students trying to figure out how to be adults, and what place Jewishness has in all this. We'll ask and answer questions like, How do I make friends? What can I expect in a sexual relationship? How can I cope with conflict? What do I actually believe in? As in, Who do I want to become? Recommended for first-year students; open to all undergraduates who have not previously participated in JLF.

JLF 2.0 (for anyone who has completed JLF 1.0):

Sex, Love, and Relationships: Let's talk about sex, Jewishly. For many of us sexuality and intimacy are some of the issues that matter most but around which we receive the least guidance. We will aim to explore sexual ethics and the ever-elusive notion of intimacy in a way that honors our minds and bodies and respects our position as modern, thoughtful adults.

Wellbeing: Well-being is a topic that has been explored, considered, and pursued through Jewish text and tradition for millenia. In this series, we will explore Jewish ideas and approaches to well-being, developing our own directions and approaches to well-being within contemporary life. Students will be supported to implement intentional well-being practices, evolving their own self-understanding and Jewish wellness practice.

If you have questions or would like additional information on JLF please contact Jenna Dube.

Applications will close September 20, 2023.

Cohorts will begin the week of September 25th, 2023.



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(Only those who have completed JLF 1.0 are eligible to participate in Alumni cohorts).
A student is strongly encouraged to limit their participation to one cohort per semester.