Jewish Learning Fellowships

Jewish Learning Fellowships create small cohort-based Jewish learning spaces within our broader Hillel community. In Fellowships, students engage deeply in a variety of Jewish learning topics, build relationships with peers in a more intimate setting, and explore their identities through a Jewish lens.  

We offer several learning topics, each offering unique specializations and a stipend for your time and presence. 

Foundations of Judaism
This class will offer an opportunity to root into your Jewish life, fill in the gaps of your Jewish education, or offer a place for you to ask all those questions about “doing Jewish” you’ve always wanted to ask. We’ll meet once a week to learn about a different aspect of Jewish life and practice. Topics include Books of the Bible, The Jewish Library, the Jewish Calendar, Shabbat, the Siddur and Prayer, along with many others.

Foundations will meet Mondays 5:00-6:30pm, starting September 12.

Questions? Contact Rav Maya at mzinkow@berkeleyhillel.org 

Crafting Consent
Crafting Consent is a year-long fellowship for women that explores Jewish womanhood. Throughout the year, fellows will engage with topics such as matriarchy, body, sexuality, consent, and power. Together, we’ll explore how Jewish text and tradition can help us understand our identities as women and how we move through the world as leaders, sexual beings, and emerging adults. We’ll engage in discussion and creative expression to form this learning community of Jewish women. 

Crafting Consent will meet Thursdays 6:30-8:00pm, starting September 8. 

Questions? Contact Olivia Yanover at craftingconsent@berkeleyhillel.org

Senior Booze & Schmooze
Seniors come together to schmooze, have a beer, and learn with Rabbi Adam in this year-long fellowship.  Each meeting, the group will learn Jewish texts and have great conversations to start processing the transition into life-after-college. This fellowship is only open for seniors (or those graduating early).

Senior Booze & Schmooze will meet five times each semester. Fall dates: 9/19, 10/10, 10/24, 11/7, 12/5, 
8:30-10:00pm. 

Want to join? Contact Rabbi Adam at adamnk@berkeleyhillel.org