Learning Opportunities

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How can Hillel help you find it?
How does Judaism fit into who you are becoming?
What does it mean to be a Jew abroad?

Hillel@Stanford has a comprehensive Jewish learning vision for students during their journey at Stanford that strives to see Jewish life and individual Jews deepen their understanding of their culture, language, folkways, food, prayer, dance…to arrive at a multivalued Jewish identity. In this way, we transform ourselves, the Jewish world, and the larger world as we become more aware of who we are as individuals and as a people. 

Maimonides Fellowship: Students participate in 2.5 - 3 hours per week of in-depth Jewish learning with Rabbi Kamin. This is an opportunity to explore traditional Judaism in a dynamic environment. Students are introduced to classical Jewish philosophy and the relevance of Jewish wisdom to contemporary issues. Contact: Rabbi Kamin at rabbik@stanford.edu

Beit Midrash: Hillel has a wonderful selection of weekly learning opportunities. On Thursday nights, Rabbi Daniel Silverstein and visiting scholars lead an illuminating group discussion on the Torah Portion of the Week open to everyone — beginners are welcome and encouraged. Check the Hillel calendar for details. Contact: Rabbi Daniel Silverstein at danielrs@stanford.edu

The Robert Levison, Jr. ‘48 Fellowship: This dynamic, multifaceted learning opportunity for Jewish undergraduate students at Stanford is designed to promote an integrated and broad perspective of leadership informed by Jewish tradition and thought. Learn about leadership and social justice through a Jewish lens in an intimate setting. To apply to be part of this unique, stipended fellowship, contact Jeremy Ragent at jragent@stanford.edu.

My Search for Meaning:  The My Search for Meaning series presents a great opportunity for students to interact with Stanford faculty with a connection to Judaism. Faculty who wish to share their reflections and MySearchforMeaning_smallinsights with students are invited to join the Hillel community for small lunch gatherings at Hillel where they have the chance to share their thoughtsabout life and meaning. Featured faculty at these events range from artistic scholars such as Professor Mark Applebaum to renowned scientists such as Professor Robert Sapolsky. MsM gatherings offer an intellectually stimulating and enriching experience, a rare opportunity to interact with faculty outside the classroom, and a chance to reflect and learn from teachers with a connection to Hillel on the Farm. Contact: Jeremy Ragent at jragent@stanford.edu

Taube Center for Jewish Studies at StanfordThe Taube Center for Jewish Studies offers an interdisciplinary program for the study and understanding of Jewish cultures, literatures, languages, religion, politics, and history. Educational activities include a rich menu of courses, an undergraduate major and minor, an ongoing colloquium on Jews, Judaism and Jewish culture geared toward graduate students, and graduate fellowship and other kinds of support to help develop the next generation of Jewish Studies scholars. 


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Taube Hillel House & Koret Pavilion at the Ziff Center for Jewish Life
565 Mayfield Avenue
Stanford, CA 94305-8456
(650) 723-1602