Questioning Judaism

Together with a group of peers, over dinner each week, we explore Judaism and ourselves.

What does God think of my tinder profile?

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. Together we ask big questions like "How do I heal a broken world when Bio 101 is taking up all my free time?" or "Does Judaism believe in Feminism?" Our job is to help you explore this tradition from a place of curiosity and honesty. JLF provides a $200 stipend to students who complete the seminar requirements. Learn more about the JLF tracks and how to apply below. 


JLF Tracks

This semester we are offering the following tracks.

Mondays, 5:30-7:00 | Sex, Love and Romance in Judaism with Senior Jewish Educators Simcha Sher and Sarah Kasdan

Mondays, 5:30-7:00 | Pursuing Justice: Jewish Social Responsibility in a Fractured World with Executive Director Rabbi Ari Weiss

Wednesdays, 5:30-7:00 | Life's Big Questions: Or, How to Get More Out of College with Tatiana Uklist and Rabbi Daniel Kasdan

What our students say

" In Hillel's Jewish Learning Fellowship, we talked about things that I never would have talked about in a regular academic gave me the opportunity to explore something within Judaism that’s relevant among my age... "


—  Olivia Weinberg

Curious about applying to join this semester's cohort?

Cornell Hillel

Our staff of 14 is here to help students, alumni, and parents. 


Phone: 607-255-9712

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