Jewish Learning

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We welcomed 200+ students to JLF classes during the 2019-20 school year. Check back in August for updates on our applications for the fall 2020 semester!

The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) classes offer a safe-space to make friends, build community, and explore what being Jewish means to you and your peers. This all happens in the lens of meaningful Jewish text learning, with delicious meals and stipends for your time.

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“Prior to JLF and the Israel class I had really fallen out of touch with all parts of what I thought it meant to be Jewish. JLF gave me an opportunity to reconnect with that aspect of my identity, without any pressure to fulfill certain expectations or check any boxes.” – Noah Riley, ’22

Check Out This Past Semester’s Class Schedule

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Jewish learning is a cornerstone of any Jewish community, and BU Hillel staff offer creative, fun and meaningful cohort opportunities open to the entire campus. In addition, they are available for one-on-one learning and individual pastoral care. Feel free to contact any of them to set up a time to meet. They are happy to learn with students from beginner level to expert on any Jewish subject.  All questions are welcome and everyone is invited.

  • Rabbi Elie Lehmann, Campus Rabbi & Senior Jewish Educator,
  • Rabbi Jevin Eagle, Executive Director and University Chaplain,


Here are a sampling of sermons from our rabbinic staff.

One-on-One Learning

In our tight-knit community, we have a unique opportunity to learn one-on-one with Rabbi Elie or a member of the rabbinic staff. They offer their time to students wherever they may be on their Jewish journey as they explore how Jewish identity is relevant in their lives.  They are happy to learn with students from beginner level to expert on any Jewish subject.  All questions are welcome and everyone is invited.


Rabbi Elie loves supporting young adults find innovative and meaningful ways to feel confident in their Jewish identity, knowledge, and practice. Email Rabbi Elie at


Can I invite friends to join?

Absolutely! You can totally share the application with friends or put them in touch with Rabbi Elie.

Are there JLF cohorts offered other semesters?

Yes! There are several JLF cohort classes offered each semester – Fall and Spring on a huge variety of topics (cooking, LGBTQ+, Jewish values on college campus, professional skills, social justice, and many many more). You can apply for multiple classes any semester you wish.

What do I have to pay?

JLF is absolutely free! In fact we pay YOU a generous stipend.

Can I get BU credit?

Yes, the Life’s Big Questions JLF class can earn BU HUB Cocurricular Unit (Individual in Community). This is HUGE!

Whats the application like?

The application takes 5 minutes tops. It’s easy and fast to pick the classes that interest you.

Do I have to be religious?

Nope! JLF is for anyone and everyone regardless of how “Jewish” you are.