Jewish Learning Fellowship

The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is a 10-week, experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms.

During Spring 2020, UNC Hillel will be offering the Life's Big Questions curriculum. 

Life's Big Questions or How to Get More out of College Through Judaism

College is often the first time that we get to decide who we want to be in a lot of our identities. For the first time, we're on our own... so who do we want to be? What communities am I a part of? Who am I responsible for and why? In this seminar, we will seek to explore these questions together through the unique light of Jewish text.

Sex, Love and Romance

Sex, Love and Romance explores questions like: Is it Jewish to talk about sex? Does Judaism understand the topics I grapple with, like gender, sexual agency, and stereotypes? Does Judaism have boundaries or flexibility when it comes to sex? How will Judaism be at the table when I am making decisions about sex and intimacy?

The Struggle Is(rael)

This is your opportunity to learn and grow when it comes to Israel  Israel. What is the alignment or tension between the Israel we imagine and the Israel we hear about? With so many perspectives out there how can you get a real grasp on Israeli society and conflict? If you have any feelings about these questions, we need your voice in the conversation. Come join the struggle.

Questions? Email Rabbi Melissa:

What you give: a weekly commitment of your time, an open mind, a hunger to learn

What you’ll get: a new great group of friends, engaging lessons and discussions, group dinners with delicious food, a generous stipend for your time

Applicants are required to attend all JLF sessions to receive the stipend. Sessions will be over dinner at North Carolina Hillel (210 West Cameron Ave) one night per week (dates TBD) and will include one Shabbat dinner.

Sessions begin the week of January 20 and will meet weekly for 10 weeks (except Spring Break).

Applications are due December 5 with additional applications accepted on a rolling basis as space allows. You can fill out the application below or view it on a separate page.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about JLF please contact Rabbi Melissa: for more information. 

North Carolina Hillel Foundation
210 West Cameron Avenue
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
(919) 942-4057

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