Jewish Learning Fellowship

JLF provides a semester of intellectual and experiential learning for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism.

This semester we are offering Life's Big Questions: Or, How to Get More Out of College.

We make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. Our job is to help you explore the tradition in a safe space, and find your own place, on your terms, Jewishly.

"But I'm so busy."

JLF meets once a week, for 10 weeks, for an hour and a half. And we'll feed you. You have to eat sometime, right? Additionally, fellows earn a $300 stipend at the end of the semester.

"How is JLF different from other programs?"

JLF is run by Ithaca College Hillel - the official hub for Jewish life on campus.We are a pluralistic, non-denominational organization. That means that we don't believe that there is just "one right way to be Jewish" - the goal of JLF isn't to make you "more religious" or "less religious," but to give you a space to explore what being Jewish could mean to you with a community of interesting and fun people. Put simply, we want you to ask “big questions” about being Jewish, not give you “big answers.”

"I still have questions!"

Great! I would love to answer them. Let's grab coffee soon? email me at

"I'm into this. What do I do now?"

Applications for JLF will be accepted on a rolling basis through September 1, and I would urge you to apply as soon as possible - spots fill up quickly. You can apply here!

Happy Learning!