Susquehanna Hillel and Jewish life at susquehanna university

Jewish Life, Susquehanna University, 514 University Ave.

Selinsgrove PA 17870


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Life’s Bigger Questions: Or how to get more out of college through Judaism

College is often the first time that we get to decide who we want to be in a lot of our identities.

For the first time, we’re on own… so who do we want to be? What communities am I a part of? What do I want to do with my life? What is my religion? Do I need one? What do I really want to learn and why? Who do I want to hang out with? While these are universal questions, we believe they can be illuminated through the unique light of Jewish traditions.


In this seminar, we will explore what it means to be a twenty-something Jewish individual in the world. 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, but also to ask even more big questions.


JLF will meet weekly over dinner. There is no preparation required and meals will be from a variety of local options and maybe even homemade or sourced a bit further out.

What do I need to give?  A weekly commitment of your time, an open mind, a hunger to learn.

What will I get? A new great group of friends, engaging lessons and discussions, group dinners with delicious food, a generous stipend for your time.

Applicants are required to attend all JLF sessions to receive the stipend. Sessions will be over dinner weekly starting Febuary 6th  and includes joining Hillel for one Shabbat Dinner. (see our schedule below)

JLF meets on Wednesdays over a 10 week period from 5:00-6:30 PM. 

Specific dates:

  1. February 6th

  2. February 13

  3. February 20th

  4. February 27th

  5. March 6th

  6. March 27th

  7. April 3rd

  8. April 10th

  9. April 17th

  10. April 20th

JLF will attend Purim services on the evening of March 20th

JLF Graduation day: April 27th

I'm interested: Add me to your interest list for future sessions

Susquehanna Hillel and Jewish Life is grateful to the Office of innovation of Hillel International for their funding of this program. 

Application due February 1st and applications after this date will only be accepted if there is