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’re interested in asking big questions. You know, the big stuff — like Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why? And we don’t purport to have any of the big answers. JLF was founded in 2007 at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU. Since then, JLF has graduated over 3,000 fellows. 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, in Judaism’s Great Conversation.
Students who participate in JLF love the sense of community and respect:
"I am so so glad I was a part of this seminar and I would love to participate in this or something like it again!"
"I really loved it and am very happy I did it! I am also going to highly recommend it to my friends who are Jewish and did not do it this year!"
"I loved our instructor, and how she made us feel welcome to share our personal beliefs. She made sure everyone's opinion was respected. She guided us through the questions, giving us hints when we needed them. I like the new material and how it brought students together as a Jewish community."