The Jewish Learning Fellowship is a 10-week class on big Jewish ideas, taught each semester by Hillels of Memphis Director Sophie Bloch. Each class is held for an hour once a week during on Zoom. The specific days/times of the meetings will determined once each cohort is finalized based on the availability of students. No prior Jewish education or knowledge is required. Space is limited. Eligible students who participate fully in the Fellowship will receive a $200 stipend upon completion. Students who have participated in other JLF cohorts are welcome to apply pending availability.

  • Week 1: On Gratitude: Empty Platitudes or Practice Worth Cultivating?

  • Week 2: “I’m Not Religious, I’m Spiritual”: Toward a Vibrant Jewish Lifestyle

  • Week 3: Not my God: Conceptions of Divinity 

  • Week 4: Finding Forgiveness

  • Week 5: The Whole World was Created for Me 

  • Week 6: #blessed: The Inner Life vs. the Public Persona 

  • Week 7: The Power of Speech

  • Week 8: On Political and Spiritual Resistance: Protest or Pray?

  • Week 9: The Community and the Individual: On Taking Responsibility

  • Week 10: On Closing the Journey