Helping Students Navigate the College Environment

The OU's Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) helps young men and women thrive and observe key aspects of Jewish life in secular campus environments across the United States, Canada and Israel. Ongoing learning and social opportunities, Shabbat and Holiday meals are core components of what OU-JLIC does on campus. Being there for students with personal and halachic advice as they go through their college years and plan for tomorrow is a meaningful way OU-JLIC Educators create lasting relationships with their students.

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Seeking college options that meet your academic ambitions and will accommodate your Jewish lifestyle? Learn about many of the challenges and opportunities for Jewish students at secular college campuses and find great tools to help you choose.

Choosing Colleges

Looking for more Torah in your life? Or seeking a winter or summer break program?

Current Students

OU-JLIC offers opportunities for college graduates to stay connected, whether you are working, in grad school, or doing something else. Interested? Have your own ideas?

Young Alumni

Giving to OU-JLIC

Core funding for OU-JLIC comes from generous grants by the OU and by individual Hillels. To meet the program’s full costs, we seek support from alumni, parents, and others who value the impact that OU-JLIC educators have on students. Support for OU-JLIC builds on the investments our communities have made for the next generation through day school education, summer camps, and other Jewish experiences.

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OU-JLIC Campuses

From our Blog

Anti-Semitism on Campus September 16, 2019

Jewish Action recently spoke with National Director of the Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) Rabbi Ilan Haber about the rise of anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism on college campuses. Jewish Action: Is the perception that anti-Semitism/anti-Zionism is growing...

Bigger is better? September 4, 2019

This question was submitted by Rabbi Shlomo Schachter and Ahava Zarembski- Schachter, OU-JLIC Educators at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. When looking at Jewish life on a campus, bigger is better right? The conventional...

Student Spotlight – Adin Feder September 3, 2019

Interview by Hani Lowenstein, Associate Director of Community Projects, OU-JLIC: Adin Feder, a rising sophomore at Yale University, is an active member in the community at the Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale and...