Jewish Learning


Talmud Torah (Jewish learning) is a cornerstone of any Jewish community, and BU Hillel staff offer creative, fun and meaningful classes 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.


Here are a sampling of sermons from our rabbinic staff.

Weekly Classes

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF)

JLF is a 10-week (with a stipend) immersive learning fellowship, talking about life topics such as friendship, honesty, betrayal, art of disagreeing, intimacy, and more – all while making new friends. The course is offered each semester, with applications going out at the beginning of the semester and the one prior. All BU students are encouraged to apply. Please contact to learn more.

IACTx: Israel Training Series

IACTx is a 6-week (with a stipend) course open to all BU students, and offered each semester. Registration takes place at the beginning of the semester. The course covers a broad range of topical issues related to Isreali politics, culture and people. Contact to inquire about the next IACTx application round and class.

Wine and Judaism

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An introduction to wine history and geography, wine tasting, and the role of wine within Judaism.  Each session will include learning, discussion, and tasting.  This course is open to all students (tasting will only be available to students who are over 21).   

Taught by Reb Jevin Eagle Enrolment is ongoing, so please email to get involved!

Thursdays at 4:30pm

SNL (Sunday Night Learning)

Fall Semester: Wisdom of the Jewish Calendar

Come learn with your fellow students and enjoy a pizza dinner!

We will walk through the highlights of the Jewish calendar, minhag (customs), halacha (laws), and their spiritual meaning. We will examine the High Holidays and the process of teshuva (return/repentance) one goes through starting with the month of Elul through the Ten Days of repentance. We stop to examine Rosh Hashana focussing on the joy of fresh beginnings and keeping it alive throughout the whole year. We will then explore Shabbat as a cornerstone for the week and more about the Jewish experience of religious expression. We will end the series with the meaning of the Chanukah and lighting the menorah lights.

Taught by Rabbi Yehuda Witt,

Sunday nights at 6:00pm

One-on-One Learning

In our tight-knit community, we have a unique opportunity to learn one-on-one with Rabbi Elie, Rabbi Yehuda and Sarah. 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.

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For more information about Jewish learning, reach out to our wonderful staff:

Other Classes

Introduction to Hebrew: Aviva Reichgott

BU Hillel, 1st Floor Library – Wednesday Evenings

Exactly what its title says, this interesting and enjoyable course is intended for students with little to no background in the language, and includes reading in Hebrew and conducting elementary conversations. The course is free of charge, and a choice of three class times on Wednesday evenings are available: 5:00 – 6:00 pm, 6:00 – 7:00 pm, or 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Contact Aviva Reichgott at