• NY1: NYU Rabbi Looks Back on First-Hand Experience of Violence in Israel

    By: Michael Herzenberg 11/18/2014 11:48 PM Click here to watch the interview The violence in the Middle East has affected New Yorkers for years. Some have lost loved ones—or experienced the conflict first hand. NY1’s Michael Herzenberg filed the first installment of a two part series. “I love working with people,” says Rabbi Gideon Black.

    posted on November 20, 2014
  • OU Welcomes Rabbi & Wife as Torah Educators at Columbia U

    The Jewish Voice: On Wednesday, November 5th, 2014 By: JV Staff As the academic year is in full swing at colleges across America and with the fall holidays now history, Rabbi Noam and Shiffy Friedman are prepared to look ahead for their first year on campus as the Torah Educators at the Heshe and Harriet

    posted on November 5, 2014
  • JLIC at Cornell and Ptil Tekhelet Association To Present Lecture on The Rediscovery of Biblical Blue with Nobel Laureate Dr. Roald Hoffman

    Stephen Steiner, November 4th, 2014 JLIC at Cornell and Ptil Tekhelet Association to Present Lecture on the Rediscovery of Biblical Blue with Nobel Laureate Dr Roald Hoffmann, Sunday, November 9th  Nobel Prize Laureate Dr. Roald Hoffmann will be the featured speaker as the Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Cornell and the Ptil Tekhelet Association present: “Science And Judaism: A

    posted on November 4, 2014
  • All Mapped Out

    How a JLIC couple carved out their own winding path to a fulfilling life mission By: Ari Ziegler The college years are often about journeying out into the world and finding that one thing that speaks to you. And for many people, the map to their ultimate destination is quite different from the one they’d

    posted on September 23, 2014
  • JLIC Fellowship with YU

    Pictured (L-R):Rabbi Gideon Black JLIC @ NYU and Fellowship Coordinator, Jonathan Bloom Fellow @NYU, Sharone Bloom Fellow @NYU, Rabbi Robby Charnoff JLIC @QC, Shoshana Charnoff JLIC @QC, Miriam Schwartz Fellow @QC, Elie Schwartz Fellow @QC, Rachel Leshaw Fellow @Princeton, Ilana Bercuson JLIC @Princeton, Rabbi Elie Bercuson JLIC @Princeton JLIC is excited to announce another new

    posted on September 16, 2014
  • Changing the Face of Women’s Jewish Education on Campus: JLIC at Queens College Launches Full-Fledged Midrasha

    Batya Rosner August 18, 2014 When Rabbi Robby and Shoshana Charnoff arrived at Queens College two years ago as the inaugural Torah Educators of the Orthodox Union’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) program at the university, they emphasized their goal of “transforming a commuter campus into a Queens College Jewish Community.” The Charnoffs

    posted on August 19, 2014
  • Brandeis welcomes new Torah educators

    Brandeis welcomes new Torah educators By Staff reports Wicked Local Waltham WALTHAM —   With the academic year well underway and the Jewish fall holidays in the past, Rabbi David and Ariel Pardo are prepared to look ahead for their first year on campus as the new Torah educators at Brandeis University as part of

    posted on January 2, 2014
  • JLIC Overview

    The university environment is a marketplace of ideas and experiences that can pose both challenges and opportunities to an Orthodox Jew's observance and commitment. In recognition that the overwhelming majority of Modern Orthodox college students are being educated at secular universities, the OU, in partnership with Hillel, administers the Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC), a program that helps Orthodox students navigate the college environment, and balance their Jewish commitments with their desire to engage the secular world. In addition, JLIC provides avenues for spiritual development and exploration for Jewish students from varied backgrounds; JLIC presents a positive, sophisticated and welcoming face for Orthodox Judaism on campus.

    posted on September 20, 2007
  • Qualifications of the JLIC Educator

    The Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (JLIC) strives to tailor its activities to the particular needs and culture of each local campus environment and in a manner that would accentuate the unique strengths and talents of the couple. As a result, key aspects of the program, such as the target populations, specific JLIC activities and Shiurim, relationships with student leadership, etc., will differ significantly from campus to campus. However, while the specific activities and focus at each campus might differ, each JLIC couple utilizes the same overall techniques and approach. There are five "hallmarks" of JLIC's educational methodology which are then adapted and applied within each local campus context.

    posted on September 20, 2007
  • Mission Statement and Goals

    The mission of JLIC is threefold:
    - To enable, encourage, and advance the Torah education and commitment of Orthodox students at secular universities.
    - To provide avenues to spiritual development and exploration for Jewish students from all backgrounds.
    - To strengthen Orthodox communities on campus in a manner that also encourages openness and mutual respect to all Jews and Jewish communities on campus.

    posted on September 19, 2007