Do you want to meet new people and have deep conversations? JLF is for YOU!


JLF is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms.

This Spring we are offering TWO JLF options: 

  • Life's Big Questions, Or How to Get the Most out of College, with Rabbi Sara and Macie

  • Big Israel Questions (for students who have previously done JLF), with Logan


Both JLF sessions will take place on Thursdays 7:30-8:30. We will be meeting virtually, but we promise, the friendships are real! 

Benefits of Participating in JLF Include:

  • Meaningful conversations and new ideas

  • Meeting Jewish students on campus or remotely with similar backgrounds and interests

  • $200 awarded for regular attendance and participation in one class Shabbat experience

  • Access to Hillel staff educators, student interns, and special events during the year

  • A non-judgmental space for learning and asking questions

Option 1: Life's Big Questions, Or How to Get More Out of College

Discussion topics include: Where is home, and what is its purpose? What is the connection between your personal story and communal history? What is the meaning of the Sabbath in modern times? What is a contemporary sexual ethic that is rooted in Jewish tradition but relevant to today's approach to sexuality? Click HERE to apply!

Option 2: JLF 2.0 - Big Israel Questions

Already did Life's Big Questions JLF and looking for more conversations with old and new friends? Welcome to JLF 2.0 - Big Israel Questions. We will tackle questions like, "How might Jewish tradition help create a morally just society for all? For whom are we responsible? What role do we play as authors of a highly personal, and also social-political chapter in history? What do we need to know about compromise and self-preservation?" All view points of Israel are welcome - the only requirement is an open mind.  Click HERE to apply!