• 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
  • 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
  • Queens College Hillel Inaugurates Hamercaz Queens College

    It has long been widely known that Queens College is a good choice for Jewish students—and for Orthodox students in particular. However, most people do not know why, or the extent and variety of the resources available to this robust community. Queens College Hillel hopes to change that by starting a new chapter in its

    posted on November 9, 2017
  • First OU-JLIC Program Launches in Israel

    OU-JLIC Facilitates Jewish Learning, Community, and More on 22 Secular College Campuses in North America – And Now One in Israel NOV 6, 2017, New York, NY — It was an historic moment for the OU’s Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) this past October with the launch of the first-ever campus program in

    posted on November 7, 2017
  • Sukkah on the Arts Quad

    This fall, Cornell University made history with its own custom-built Sukkah on the Arts Quad, right in the middle of campus.  This Sukkah was a unique collaboration between Cornell Hillel and students in the Architecture department.  Guiding them and consulting every step of the way was OU-JLIC Educator, Rabbi Daniel Kasdan. Architecture students began their design

    posted on October 18, 2017
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