Jewish Life at Duke

Education

Duke University provides students with opportunities to increase their Jewish knowledge. Duke students interested in  academic coursework with The Center for Jewish Studies and/or Hebrew Language have the opportunity to pursue these disciplines with internationally renowned faculty members. Here at JLD, Rabbi Elana facilitates educational programs that help students explore their own Jewish identities, integrate Jewish values, and broaden their overall understanding of Judaism.

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) – A 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. The program was developed at the Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life at NYU in 2007 and has been made available to additional campuses through Hillel International with partial financial support. The focus of our seminar is “Life’s Big Questions.”

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) Israel – A 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Israel and Judaism.

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) anti-Semitism – A 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students on anti-Semitism.

Torah Lunch Club (TLC) – A weekly Torah study of the parshat hashuva (the weekly Torah portion) over lunch on West Campus.  Each session ends with our weekly Mincha minyan (the afternoon prayer service). Join us weekly on Wednesdays at 1:30 pm to talk a little Torah over lunch with Rabbi Elana! Zoom link: https://duke/zoom.us/j/96866180287, Meeting ID: 968 6618 0287

Israel Lunch Club: On Thursdays at 1:30 pm, meet up with Israeli Fellow Reuven Remez and a special guest to talk about Israeli current events. For an up-to-date schedule and Zoom link, visit JLD This Week.

If you would like more information about any of our current programs, please email Rabbi Elana.