Learning Opportunities

Where is your personal learning going to occur?
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. 

Upcoming opportunity!
Coming winter 2017/2018: Jewish Learning Fellowship: 10 fellows will delve weekly into rotating topics foundational to Jewish thought. This program is currently under development and will be offered January 2018. If you want to learn more or pre-register for the fellowship, please contact Shifra Elman at selman@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 insights 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: Lia Nilson at lnilson@stanford.edu

Talmudic Lunch and Learn with Professor Charlotte Fonrobert - Join us for readings of the talmudic texts! The ongoing seminar is designed to study the making of the talmudic sugya (unit of discourse), along with classic commentaries. Students will consider some of the recent developments in the academic study of Talmudic literature. The goal of the seminar is to provide Stanford students and faculty with the opportunity to engage in regular Talmud study, and to be introduced to a variety of approaches to studying Talmudic texts. All levels are welcome!

Jewish Incubator Fellowship initiatives continue to reflect interests around Jewish learning. If you have an idea for Jewish learning of any kind not reflected in the opportunities above, contact Lia Nilson at lnilson@stanford.edu to discuss and develop your idea with the support of the Jewish Incubator Fellowship.

Studying Abroad? Hillel partners with
Kahal: Your Jewish Home Abroad in dozens of cities around the globe. Whether it's a passover seder in Sevilla, Shabbat in Sydney, or just cool Jewish cultural resources wherever you are going, check them out and be amazed.

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. 

And more! As many prominent scholars from various institutions travel though the area of Stanford, we are able to capitalize on their travel and have special learning events with them. We have hosted scholars from Pardes, the Shalom Hartman Institute, Bar Ilan University, and The University of Chicago, among others. Fun things like this are always popping up at Hillel@Stanford, so stay in the know by liking us on facebook! 


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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