J&Y Fellowships

J&Y Fellowships: Your Identity, Your Passion, Your Judaism


j&yFall 2016:

  • First Year Leadership Fellowship (Class of 2020 only) – The First Year Leadership Fellowship brings together a diverse cohort made up of members of the first year class. Together they explore issues of Jewish leadership and prepare to become leaders within our community. Email Shana with any questions, and apply here!
  • Judaism & College Life (Class of 2020 only) – YOU MADE IT! You’re in college!! Now what?! Being in college provides us with an amazing opportunity to decide who we want to be and how we want to interact with the world around us. This experiential, conversational seminar is for anyone looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. We will try to explore the often complex questions with which we are faced upon our arrival at college in a way that enables us to find our own answers. Click here to register, and email Elan with any questions.
  • Judaism & the Core Curriculum – This fellowship explores the nexus between selections from the Core Curriculum and Jewish thought as taught by world-renowned educators. By creating an ideas-based community of Jewish learning and living, fellows will enjoy the most penetrating philosophical and literary works of Western tradition with a new Jewish lens. Curated by Yonah Hain, this semester will include incredible educators from Columbia, Harvard, Penn, Princeton, NYU and Yale. Apply now!
  • Judaism & Cultural Arts – The Judaism & Cultural Arts Series will bring together a cohort of students to explore arts and culture and their intersection with the participants’ Jewish identity. We will bring in experts from various fields, as well as go out into the city to experience the culture where it is really happening! Email Allie with any questions, and register here!
  • Judaism & Food – What’s Jewish about food? From meal items featured in the Bible to those served on our dinner tables, we’ll dive into the diverse cultural narratives that inspired such culinary inventions and adaptations as the Sephardic meat pie (mina), the Ashkenazi bagel and beet soup (borscht), the Israeli bureka and more. Prepare your minds (and taste buds) and sign up here! Email Jaimie with any questions!
  • Judaism & Educating our Future – Whether you LOVE working at Jewish camp, are working at a religious school to make some extra money, or think you might want to pursue a career in Jewish education, the Judaism and Educating our Future fellowship is for you! We’ll meet weekly to learn new techniques and ideas with innovative and inspiring educators from across the spectrum of Jewish life. CLICK HERE to register!
  • Judaism & Generations – This brand new fellowship is an exciting partnership with DOROT. This exciting fellowship will give you the skills to be an active listener, and will connect you with a senior citizen who you’ll visit with and listen to their story in order to capture their legacy in a project of your choosing. This is a wonderful opportunity for anyone looking to add a community service opportunity to their schedule! Click here to register!
  • Judaism & Israel (iEngage) – The iEngage (Judaism and Israel)  seminar partners with world-class educators from the Shalom Hartman Institute to explore contemporary issues and the State of Israel. By going deeper than politics and advocacy, the twenty students selected for this seminar will reframe the Israel discussion through values-based conversations. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • Judaism & Medicine – This fellowship explores Judaism and medical practice. Students will have the opportunity to examine medical issues through a distinctly Jewish lens, both by studying Jewish literature, and by contrasting Jewish ideas with wisdom literature of other cultures. Additionally, current CU Med students, Columbia/Barnard alumni in other medical schools, as well as alumni practicing in the field will all participate at various points throughout the seminar thereby fostering an inter-generational network of thoughtful Jewish medical professionals. Contact Yonah Hain with any questions. Apply now!
  • Judaism & Song – Judaism & Song will meet bi-weekly to learn both from each other as well as from experts in the world of Jewish communal music. Fellows will explore new musical repertoire while gaining the skills to be able to lead others in song. No prior experience necessary. REGISTER HERE and email Allie with questions!