• Balancing Spiritual and Professional Development Over Summer Break

    With guest blogger, Jared Feingold: When planning out my summer six months ago, I was torn in two directions. My soul nurtured by years of yeshiva education demanded its due portion of my time, while the college environment at Johns Hopkins University espoused a summer internship as necessary to building towards a successful career. I

    posted on July 18, 2018
  • OU-JLIC SoHo Rooftop Event

    On Wednesday night June 27th, nearly 100 people joined OU-JLIC for our SoHo Rooftop event. The night included great company, buffet dinner, scotch and bourbon! A short program by Rabbi Steven Weil, Rabbi Shalom Axelrod and Rabbi Pinny Rosenthal stressed the critical need for OU-JLIC on campus. The event raised $100,000 that will go towards

    posted on June 28, 2018
  • Students love Shabbat meals hosted by OU-JLIC families

    Anyone who walks into the Hillel at this university is usually approached by four friendly faces. They belong to the OU-JLIC couples, the Schwartzes and the Hirschhorns, who routinely host meals for students on Shabbat. This university is the only campus in America to have two OU-JLIC couples because it services hundreds of Jewish students. Hosting Shabbat

    posted on April 19, 2018
  • Students Travel At Speed Of Sound From Paris to Sinai via L.A.

    Perhaps it’s the support and encouragement they receive from OU-JLIC educators Rabbi Aryeh and Sharona Kaplan, perhaps they aren’t content being only twelfth on The Forward’s “Best Colleges For Orthodox Jews” list, perhaps it’s both; because students at UCLA continue to push the limits of what is possible for their Jewish college community. Last semester

    posted on March 8, 2018
  • Alumni Spotlight – Shoshana Javitt

    Interview by Hani Lowenstein, Associate Director of Community Projects, OU-JLIC: Shoshana Javitt grew up in Hillside,NJ and attended Bruriah High School. She spent a year studying in Israel at Michlelet Mevaseret Yerushalayim (MMY) and graduated from University of Maryland where she majored in Materials Science Engineering. HL: How did OU-JLIC impact your experience at University of Maryland?

    posted on February 26, 2018
  • OU-JLIC Most “Swiped” Program at UCLA

    As a Jewish college student, two of the more difficult things to find on campus are often Kosher food and Torah classes. Not anymore at UCLA. This past semester, OU-JLIC student president and staff writer for UCLA’s Jewish student magazine Ha’Am, Joey Levin, found a simple solution: Introducing Jew-Swipes. Jew-Swipes is a feature on Ha’Am’s

    posted on January 2, 2018
  • RIETS Hosts Campus Rabbis Conference

    OU-JLIC Educators Convene at YU for Day of Inspiration and Learning Yeshiva University-affiliated Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary (RIETS) welcomed back graduates who are serving as OU-JLIC (Orthodox Union Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus) educators to the Wilf Campus for a daylong conference on December 21. OU-JLIC representatives gathered with RIETS faculty and staff to share

    posted on December 25, 2017
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