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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.

We will have up to three three cohorts this fall depending on number of applicants. The three topics available are Life's Big Questions (LBQ), Judaism and Art and Judaism and Social Justice. All three cohorts will meet on Wednesday evenings starting September 18th. LBQ and Judaism and Social Justice will meet at Silverstein Base Hillel in Lincoln Park, and Judaism and Art will meet at Silverstein Base Hillel in the West Loop.

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*

Attendance is required at all JLF sessions to receive the stipend, but we understand that many students will have to miss one session for scheduled school breaks.

Session dates for Fall 2019: Sessions will begin the week of September 18th and end December 4th. Sessions begin with dinner and end by 8:30 PM (exact timing TBD). Each cohort will also have the opportunity to celebrate Shabbat together with a dinner, specific dates TBD.

Fill out this quick form to apply for the Fall 2019 Metro Chicago Hillel JLF cohorts! Applications will accepted on a rolling basis until they close on September 13th.

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about JLF please contact Rabbi Megan (megan@metrochicagohillel.org) or Rav Ezra (ezra@metrochicagohillel.org) for more information.

*Stipends are given to any students in their first two JLF cohorts (amount decreases in year two)