• An Exceptional Week of Torah Learning for OU JLIC Women College Students in Jerusalem

    During the week of January 2-5, 2017 students from numerous OU-JLIC campuses gathered together in Jerusalem at Beit Knesset Yakar to spend a week immersed in Torah learning at the annual OU-JLIC Women’s Winter Midrasha program. The program was structured by Rabbi Robby Charnoff, OU-JLIC Co-Director and Torah Educator at Queens College, to offer a

    posted on February 2, 2017
  • Rabbi Kaplan: My optimal rabbi

    There are times when simple words are not good enough or sharp enough to get across a message. How can you thank a person that has given so much of himself, not only to a community, but especially to you? It is hard to even begin to classify the relationship that I have with Rabbi

    posted on May 7, 2016
  • Bringing Campus Rabbis Together

    OU-JLIC Rabbis Gather for Day of Inspiration and Learning at RIETS Conference On December 23, Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) hosted a conference for participants in the Orthodox Union Heshe and Harriet Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) who serves as rabbis on college campuses across North America. The event, held on YU’s Wilf Campus,

    posted on December 31, 2015
  • OU-JLIC Fellowship with YU Rabbinical & Graduate Students Renewed for Third Year

    The Seif Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) program has announced the renewal of the OU-JLIC/Yeshiva University Fellowship for the academic year of 2016-17. It will be the third year of the Fellowship, which is accredited as a formal internship within Yeshiva University’s Rabbinical School, the Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary’s (RIETS) Fourth Year Internship

    posted on December 16, 2015
  • A Torah-Infused Winter Break: The OU-JLIC Winter Midrasha Program in Jerusalem

    Shoshana Javitt, a junior at University of Maryland’s school of engineering, wanted to infuse her winter break with Torah learning. She heard about the Orthodox Union’s JLIC Winter Midrasha program in Jerusalem from her midrasha, Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY). The program sounded like a great opportunity for her to be immersed in Torah, recharge her commitment

    posted on November 17, 2015
  • In Midst of Violence in Israel Binghamton University Students Gather to Mourn Deaths

    Campus groups show solidarity with lives lost in Middle East conflict Article by: Michelle Kraidman (BU Pipe Dream) With Israeli flags draped across their backs, Binghamton University students showed their support for Israel with a vigil honoring those killed in the violence this past month. The vigil was organized by BU group Bearcats for Israel.

    posted on October 24, 2015
  • OU-JLIC at Rutgers & Rutgers Hillel Sponsor Jewish Genetic Awareness and Screening Event

    On October 14, the OU Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Rutgers and Rutgers Hillel held a “Jewish Genetic Awareness and Screening Event.” A packed crowd of over 80 students learned about Jewish genetic diseases, the role of genetic screening and the Jewish perspective on testing and intervention. Sara Frieberg, Co-Director of OU-JLIC at Rutgers,

    posted on October 20, 2015
  • OU-JLIC/YU Fellowship 2015-2016

      OU-JLIC launched the second OU-JLIC/YU Fellowship cohort on Sunday August 23rd with a day-long orientation at the OU headquarters. The Fellowship is accredited as a formal internship for RIETS 4th Year Internship program and aims to serve as a training ground from which future full-time OU-JLIC rabbis and educators will be drawn. The incoming Fellows, who

    posted on August 24, 2015
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