Jewish Learning Fellowships

The Berkeley Hillel Holiday Learning Circle
Join us for pre-holiday learning throughout the fall semester, 5:00-6:00pm before the Jewish community BBQ in the Beit Midrash. Join us for all five sessions and redeem your learning punch card for a special piece of Berkeley Hillel swag! Mark your calendars for for following times and learning opportunities: 

  • Wed, September 13: A Guided Tour through the Rosh Hashanah Service
  • Wed, September 20: A Guided Tour through the Yom Kippur Service
  • Wed, September 27: Shake it Off: Pre-Sukkot Learning
  • Wed, October 4: Roll Up: Pre-Simchat Torah Learning
  • Wed, November 29: Light it Up: Pre-Hanukkah Learning 

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.  Our fall Jewish Learning Fellowships are underway! Stay tuned for info about opportunities to learn in cohorts in the spring semester. 

Shorashim: The Jewish Roots Fellowship
This Fellowship is all about rooting into the foundational elements that make up the Jewish people. We’ll be flexing our Jewish learning muscles by exploring what makes up the written and oral Torah, the Jewish calendar, the components of Shabbat, Kashrut and Jewish food, prayer, Israel, and more! This is the place to bring all your unanswered questions about what it means to be a Jew, and of course, what it means for you to be a Jew.

Crafting Consent
Crafting Consent is a semester-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. 

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). Please email Rabbi Adam at to join and for details.