Circles of Learning, Understanding & Exploration

 


 

Circles of Learning, Understanding and Exploration are opportunities for Jewish students at Queens College to create deeper and more meaningful connections to Jewish Life on campus.

Apply Here:  https://goo.gl/forms/CM4uMLhWejwewKKD3

Applications close February 11th at MIDNIGHT  

Jewish Learning Fellowship: Life’s Big Questions

Wednesdays 12:15-1:30pm starting Febraury 21st

JLF is a 10-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Jewish life on their own terms. We’re going to ask BIG questions, but we don’t claim to have one “right answer”. JLF is for students that are seeking knowledge but requires no previous knowledge or participation in Jewish life - at all. The ideal candidate is just beginning to explore what Jewish life and Jewish culture means them. Dinner and snacks will be provided at every session. Jenna Citron, Assistant Director and Rav Sara Zacharia, Senior Jewish Educator, will serve as JLF Educators. All C.L.U.E. participants will attend a special C.L.U.E. Shabbaton and Commencement Celebration! This program is intended for students who are looking to make new friends and get involved in Jewish life on campus. Participants who attend all 10 sessions plus CLUE Shabbat and Siyyum are eligible for a $300 stipend.

  

The Jewish Learning Fellowship 2.0 - for people who have already completed JLF's Life's Big Questions

Thursdays 7:00-8:30pm starting February 22nd

JLF 2.0 is a new 10-week experiential, conversational seminar designed for alumni of JLF 1.0 who are looking to explore even more deeply Life’s Bigger Questions. JLF 2.0 has been designed to push the students further and challenging them more deeply and push them out of their comfort zone with more complicated concepts and topics.  Dinner and snacks will be provided at every session. Jenna Citron, Assistant Director and Rav Sara Zacharia, Senior Jewish Educator, will serve as JLF Educators. All C.L.U.E. participants will attend a special C.L.U.E. Shabbaton and Commencement Celebration! Participants who attend all 10 sessions plus CLUE Shabbat and Siyyum are eligible for a $150 stipend.

 

Mizrahi LEAD (Leadership, Entrepeanuship and Development)

Thursdays 5:00-6:30pm starting February 22nd

Mizrahi LEAD (Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Development)  is a 10-week leadership program that enables Mizrahi Jewish students to explore their common history and Jewish identity, examine styles of leadership and community organizing while participating in a one of a kind Jewish philanthropy project. Mizrahi LEAD is for students who are Bukharian, Persian, Moroccan, Syrian, Iraqi, Afghani, Kavkazi, & Yemenite backgrounds. The ideal candidate is an individual who is committed to shaping Jewish community on the college campus and beyond. Together, through a proven leadership training model, students will discover their own paths to leadership, and learn how to utilize a wide array of important leadership concepts, skills, and ideas. Dinner and snacks will be provided at every session. Manashe Khaimov, Director of Community Engagement and Development, will serve as a Mizrahi LEAD Educator. All C.L.U.E. participants will attend a special C.L.U.E. Shabbaton and Commencement Celebration!

 

What Else? 

The Circles of Exploration and Understand place as much focus on experience and community building as they do on engagement and education. Circles strive to create a great user experience, lasting friendships, deep and meaningful conversations, and community. To reach those goals we developed a list of 7 touch points students will experience.

  1.     Break Bread - eat together
  2.     Feel welcome
  3.     Cultivate new friendships
  4.     Walk away having learned something new
  5.     Experience 1 Shabbat together (Shabbaton with a special clue discount!)
  6.     Participate in a “Siyyum”- end of year celebration and learning opportunity
  7.     Feel more deeply connected to Hillel and Jewish life

 

CLUE Shabbaton: April 13-14

CLUE Siyyum: Final week of classes, date tbd

*You can only do 1 of the circles at a time to ensure that as many people can participate as possible*

 

 Apply here: https://goo.gl/forms/CM4uMLhWejwewKKD3

 

 

 

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