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 2019, UNC Hillel will be offering multiple JLF cohorts on different topics and days of the week.
We are the Jewish NOWOptions include: Sex, Love and Romance
The Struggle Is(rael)
Pursuing Justice: Jewish Social Responsibility
Life's Big Questions

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.

Pursuing Justice: Jewish Social Responsibility in a Fractured World

This class explores questions around Judaism and Justice including: How do I wield power? What power do our words hold? When are we complicit?

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

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) from 6:30-8:00 pm and will include one Shabbat dinner.

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

Applications are due Monday, November 26, 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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