Spring 2021 Hillel Learning Fellowships!
We are so excited to offer THREE different learning fellowships for this semester! Check out below for a description of each of the different fellowships.
Jewish Learning Fellowship, Ask Big Questions - A 10-week conversation-style learning opportunity. With Jewish texts, we will be exploring and discussing some big life questions including Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why? and many more. This is open to all Jewish students no matter your experience with learning Jewish texts. This class is not to teach you the "right" way to practice or not to practice Judaism. This class is an opportunity to build community with other students on campus and discuss questions we come across every day through the lens of Jewish texts.
After completion of JLF, you will receive a $300 stipend and will be Mondays from 7-8:30 p.m.
Jewish Learning Fellowship, Fraternity, and Sorority Life Cohort - we will be using Jewish texts to explore and discuss some big life questions specific to the FSL community such as how is philanthropy a Jewish value? What does Judaism say about leadership? And who am I and what do I want to accomplish in college? This is a great opportunity to build deep relationships with other members of the FSL community and connect Jewish teachings to things you are experiencing on a daily basis.
The FSL Cohort will also receive a $300 stipend and will meet Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9 p.m.
Israel Learning Fellowship - A 10-week conversational and cohort-focused seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of, and explore their relationship to, Israel - on their own terms. We'll be focusing on discussions around big questions, including:
- What are we talking about when we talk about Israel, and what is my relationship with that concept?
- How might my identity be bound up with Israel, its people, its policies, and its history?
- How might the categories of race apply to Jewish identity? What about Israelis?
We invite you to explore these tough topics and many more in a safe, open environment and explore your own relation to Israel, on your own terms. We will also be joined by an Israeli cohort throughout the entire fellowship, so you will build relationships with Israeli university students while exploring what Israel means to you.
After completion of ILF, you will receive a $200 stipend. ILF will meet Sundays, typically from 12:00 - 1:00 pm.
In addition to attending your weekly class, every student will participate in a Shabbat experience with their fellowship cohort.
Have questions? Email
. Once you apply, someone from our staff team will be in touch within 48-72 hours to schedule an interview.
Name (First & Last)
Please tell us where you are living. Are you living on campus, off campus or doing the UVM at Home option?
Which fellowship(s) are you interested in applying for?
Jewish Learning Fellowship, Ask Big Questions
Jewish Learning Fellowship, Fraternity and Sorority Life Cohort
Israel Learning Fellowship
If you are applying for the Fraternity & Sorority Life cohort, which organization are you involved with?
Which, if any of these, have you participated in previously? Check all that apply.
Jewish Summer Camp
Jewish Youth Group (e.g. NCSY, NFTY, BBYO, USY)
Jewish Day School
None of the Above, N/A
We may have the ability to offer some of our learning fellowships in-person this semester. What setting are you most interested in participating in?
I would like to participate in-person if possible
I am only interested in participating virtually
We'd love to get to know you a bit better! Please tell us your Jewish story.
Why are you interested in participating in a Learning Fellowship this semester?
What are you hoping to get out of the Learning Fellowship this semester?
How did you hear about the Learning Fellowships?
Any questions or additional information we should know?
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