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JLF | Life's BIG QUESTION 1 (Fall'23)   

Hillel at Dartmouth's Jewish Learning Fellowship will offer a safe space - and your place - to make friends, build community, and explore what being Jewish means to you over weekly discussion sessions.

 

Saturday afternoons from 12 -1, followed by lunch, beginning Saturday, Sep 30.

  • JLF is an 8-week conversation designed to help you uncover who you are and what matters most on your terms.

  • You'll be among friends as we tackle the big stuff like Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is true friendship in our lives? How do we relate to a God we do or don’t believe in when bad things happen to good people? What is worth committing myself to, and why? 

  • Each session lasts one hour sharp. Saturdays at the Roth Center from Sep 30 through Nov 11, plus one Sunday evening class BBQ and a special Friday Night Shabbat Dinner to be scheduled, concluding before Fall Quarter classes end. Noon start time, followed by lunch at 1! 

  • Stipend upon "graduation" to recognize that your time is valuable, and so is Jewish learning and growth! 


For more information contact: Rabbi Seth Linfield (seth@uvhillel.org) or our Springboard Fellow, Sam Cohen (sam@uvhillel.org)

JLF | Life's BIG QUESTION 2(FalL '23)   

Hillel at Dartmouth JLF II Life's Bigger Questions: Love, Sex, and Relationships

Hillel at Dartmouth's Jewish Learning Fellowship will offer a safe space - and your place - to make friends, build community, and explore what being Jewish means to you over weekly discussion sessions.

 

Saturday afternoons from 1:30 - 2:30, preceded by lunch, beginning Saturday, Sep 30

We’ll ask significant questions like: How do I build healthy relationships? Does “the one” exist? How might Jewish wisdom inform my decisions about sex and intimacy? How does Judaism understand consent and approach dating culture? What is the connection between dating and identity? How are non-heterosexual relationships construed? What about dating or marrying a non-Jew? How do we navigate long-distance relationships? Is gratitude an empty platitude or a practice worth cultivating? Can we forgive – and be forgiven? 

Each session lasts one hour sharp. Saturday afternoons at the Roth Center from Sep 30 through Nov 11, plus one Sunday evening class BBQ and a special Friday Night Shabbat Dinner to be scheduled, concluding before Fall Quarter classes end. 1:30 start time, lunch precedes at 1!

Stipend upon "graduation" to recognize that your time is valuable, and so is Jewish learning and growth! 

Suggested prerequisite: JLF Life’s Big Questions

 

For more information contact: Rabbi Seth Linfield (seth@uvhillel.org) or our springboard fellow, Sam Cohen (sam@uvhillel.org)

Intro to judaism 

A weekly Fall & Winter Quarter Thursday night program for interfaith couples beginning 8pm September 28th. 

We are offering a new class called "Introduction to Judaism with Rabbi Seth" geared for longstanding couples where a Jewish student is dating a non-Jewish student. This class offers a unique opportunity to deepen your understanding and appreciation of Judaism, whether you're Jewish and want to know more or are in a relationship with a Jewish person and want to crack the code. 

Come join us on this unforgettable journey into the heart of Judaism, a journey that will illuminate, inspire, and transform.

Immerse Yourself in Jewish Wisdom, Culture, and History: We will explore Jewish wisdom, culture, and history. The class covers Judaism's most significant and inspiring ideas and the nuts and bolts of daily Jewish living. We will study Jewish history, holidays, practices, and texts. We will hear from a Holocaust survivor and hold a model Seder. Shabbat celebrations and opportunities for experiential learning will supplement the classes.

Don't worry if you're new to Hebrew; we've got you covered. Our class will begin with the Aleph-Bet, the Hebrew alphabet, providing a firm foundation for further linguistic exploration. Whether you're looking to gain new skills or brush up on your Hebrew, this class has something for everyone.

Create a Safe Space for Discussion and Questioning: This class stands firmly on the principles of non-judgmental and no proselytizing and encourages open discussion. Questions are more important than answers. This time together will serve as a confidential support group to talk through the issues you may be experiencing as a couple, such as navigating relationships with each other's families.

Schedule and Commitment: The class will run through the Fall and Winter Quarters, every Thursday night from 8–9. We pledge to honor your time commitment by promptly starting and ending each session. One of the partners for this cohort should be a junior or senior. We expect both partners to commit to this hour.

The course runs Thursday, September 28, 2023 to Thursday, November 9, 2023, and in the Winter Quarter from Thursday, January 4 to Thursday, February 29, 2024.

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