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Jewish Learning Fellowship

Winter Quarter 2019

Friends, Food, and Torah

The Jewish Learning Fellowship is the #1 way to plug into Jewish life at UCLA.  The Fellowship is a 10-week conversational seminar on a new Big Question each week.  Cohorts of Fellows meet weekly with a staff educator share a meal, dive deep into a particular topic, and get to know one another.  Upon completion, each Fellow will receive a $250 stipend.


Here's what we have in store for Winter Quarter.  Register now!

Life's Big Questions

When: Thursdays 5-6:30pm

Who: Learn with Monica

What: Ask big questions through learning Jewish texts. How do I make the most out of college? Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why?

Sex, Love, and Romance

When: Thursdays 5-6:30pm

Who: Learn with Ben

What: This course explores the ethics of human relationships and sexuality in the Jewish tradition through traditional Jewish texts. Speak frankly and openly about intimacy, gender, sexuality, and more.


When: Wednesdays 5-6:30pm

Who: Learn with Maya

What: Explore the core topics of leadership in a Jewish context.  Perfect for emerging or future leaders in Hillel.

Enter Stage Right (to Left) *NEW Winter 2020*

When: Wednesdays 6-7:30pm

Who: Learn with Izzy

What: What does the Talmud teach us about performance? Is being a comedian really in Jewish nature? How true is Fiddler on the Roof? Explore all that and more in a JLF designed to connect to the inner performer in you.

Hip Hop

When: Tuesdays 7:30-9pm

Who: Learn with Rabbi Alex

What: A listening cafe that pairs our ancient tradition with the music of Lizzo, Chance, & Kendrick to explore the human experience. Want a taste? Check out RAPentance - a Hip Hop take on Rosh Hashanah.


When: Tuesdays 5-7pm

Who: Learn with Amit

What:  ILF is back! Learn about Zionism, burning issues in Israeli society, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.