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jewish learning fellowship (JLF)

Looking to make Jewish friends? JLF gathers small groups of students to talk about the things that matter to them.

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  jlf1: life’s big questions: or, Jewish adulting 101   You're in college. So, you're an adult now, right? Feel like you should have all the answers? This 10-week conversational fellowship 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.   seminars take place on   tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm or thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm    learn more about the life's big questions course     apply now

jlf1: life’s big questions: or, Jewish adulting 101

You're in college. So, you're an adult now, right? Feel like you should have all the answers? This 10-week conversational fellowship 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.

seminars take place on tuesdays 6:30 - 8:00 pm or thursdays 6:15 - 7:45 pm

learn more about the life's big questions course

apply now

  jlf2: sex, love, & romance   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.   Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.    seminar takes place on thursdays  8:00 - 9:30 pm     apply now

jlf2: sex, love, & romance

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.

Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.

seminar takes place on thursdays
8:00 - 9:30 pm

apply now

  jlf1: judaism & art   Can Jewish spiritual practice be understood as a kind of art? How can the artistic process illuminate Jewish living? To address these questions, we will look at some of the themes that have occupied modern art production and consumption, in particular — the presence or absence of the author; the possibility of creations going out of control; the tension between discipline and creative spontaneity in art production, and the poetics of darkness and light. It is our hope by showcasing some of the common themes between classical Jewish texts and modern art that we might begin to imagine a new intersection between Judaism and art. No prior experience in art production necessary, though personal experience is welcome. Open to undergraduates who have not previously participated in JLF.   seminar takes place on   wednesdays  7 - 8:30 pm     apply now

jlf1: judaism & art

Can Jewish spiritual practice be understood as a kind of art? How can the artistic process illuminate Jewish living? To address these questions, we will look at some of the themes that have occupied modern art production and consumption, in particular — the presence or absence of the author; the possibility of creations going out of control; the tension between discipline and creative spontaneity in art production, and the poetics of darkness and light. It is our hope by showcasing some of the common themes between classical Jewish texts and modern art that we might begin to imagine a new intersection between Judaism and art. No prior experience in art production necessary, though personal experience is welcome. Open to undergraduates who have not previously participated in JLF.

seminar takes place on wednesdays
7 - 8:30 pm

apply now

  jlf1: love sex & romance   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. Open to all undergraduates who have not previously participated in JLF.   seminar takes place on   thursdays  6:15 - 7:45 pm     apply now

jlf1: love sex & romance

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. Open to all undergraduates who have not previously participated in JLF.

seminar takes place on thursdays
6:15 - 7:45 pm

apply now

  jlf2: nice jewish boys   In a world of bros and extremist political pundits, where do nice Jewish boys fit on the continuum of masculinity? How can Jewish college guys navigate the stereotypes, expectations, and responsibilities of being a Jewish man in today’s world? Together we’ll explore what it means to  you  to be a Jewish man, and to express that in the context of friendships, dating and sexuality, family, and work.   Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.    seminars take place on   tuesday evenings (exact time tbd)     apply now

jlf2: nice jewish boys

In a world of bros and extremist political pundits, where do nice Jewish boys fit on the continuum of masculinity? How can Jewish college guys navigate the stereotypes, expectations, and responsibilities of being a Jewish man in today’s world? Together we’ll explore what it means to you to be a Jewish man, and to express that in the context of friendships, dating and sexuality, family, and work.

Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.

seminars take place on tuesday evenings (exact time tbd)

apply now

  jlf2: the struggle is(real)   This is your open invitation to get real with us about Israel. What is the alignment or tension between the Israel we imagine and the Israel we hear about? If you have any feelings about this question, we need your voice in the conversation. Come join the struggle.   Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.    (more info coming soon)     apply now

jlf2: the struggle is(real)

This is your open invitation to get real with us about Israel. What is the alignment or tension between the Israel we imagine and the Israel we hear about? If you have any feelings about this question, we need your voice in the conversation. Come join the struggle.

Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.

(more info coming soon)

apply now

  jlf2: #nastywomen study torah   In the midst of the 2016 viciously negative, often sexist U.S. presidential campaign, the phrase “such a nasty woman” reverberated across the globe as an insult that woman-identified folks have taken up as a slogan for action, activism, and self-empowerment. What kind of wisdom can our Jewish tradition offer in responding to the challenges to women’s dignity, self-image, and rights today? This group will explore Biblical, rabbinical, and contemporary texts, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to aid us in resisting everyday experiences of misogyny and empowering one another. We’ll encounter texts that leave us confused, angry, surprised, and inspired. Meeting on a weekday at lunchtime, this group will center the perspectives and experiences of folks who identify as women, non-binary, femme, and feminine.   Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.    (more info coming soon)     apply now

jlf2: #nastywomen study torah

In the midst of the 2016 viciously negative, often sexist U.S. presidential campaign, the phrase “such a nasty woman” reverberated across the globe as an insult that woman-identified folks have taken up as a slogan for action, activism, and self-empowerment. What kind of wisdom can our Jewish tradition offer in responding to the challenges to women’s dignity, self-image, and rights today? This group will explore Biblical, rabbinical, and contemporary texts, both Jewish and non-Jewish, to aid us in resisting everyday experiences of misogyny and empowering one another. We’ll encounter texts that leave us confused, angry, surprised, and inspired. Meeting on a weekday at lunchtime, this group will center the perspectives and experiences of folks who identify as women, non-binary, femme, and feminine.

Open to undergraduates who have previously participated in any JLF1 seminar.

(more info coming soon)

apply now


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