Jewish Learning Fellowship

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Learn more about JLF below.

How is JLF different from other programs?

JLF is run by Hillel International’s Office of Innovation, in partnership with local campuses and communities. Our educators, some of which are Rabbis, bring to bear a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds, experiences, and philosophies. We are a pluralistic, non-denominational project. We do not believe there is “one right way to be Jewish.” JLF also offers a scholarship at the end of the program (an added bonus on top of learning)!


What do I have to do to earn the scholarship?

To receive the stipend you must:

1. Attend all ten sessions on time and attentively

2. Attend a Shabbat evening experience.


Who is eligible to apply for the fellowship?

Since most JLF seminars meet at a local campus Hillel, eligible applicants are currently enrolled as undergraduate students at that university or one of its affiliates. While JLF is a program rooted in Jewish study and in Jewish community, we do not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation.


Do I need a certain Jewish background to participate?

No Jewish background is necessary. JLF is open to students from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds, expressions, and experiences!


What if I don't have the time?

JLF meets once a week, for 10 weeks, for an hour and a half. And we feed you. You have to eat sometime, right? Additionally, to make it worth your while, you should know that Fellows earn a scholarship at the end of the semester.


How many fellows are there?

Each seminar will have 20-25 fellows.