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Fellowships, Internships, and Leadership Opportunities

Hillel Ambassador


UF Hillel’s Student Ambassadors serve as representatives for UF Hillel, welcoming new students, creating a friendly and accepting environment for all. Ambassadors host welcome events leading into the upcoming school year, give tours of the Hillel building and UF campus to prospective students, and engage in conversation about continued learning and community building opportunities within the Jewish community on campus.

Applicants should be willing to commit to being an active Hillel Ambassador within the UF Hillel community. This may include:

  • Attend trainings during each semester

  • Ambassador meetings multiple times a semester at Hillel

  • Attend Shabbat services and/or dinner at least 1 time per month

  • Plan, execute and participate in multiple welcome events and open houses at the beginning of each semester

  • Get to know students one-on-one and help launch their Jewish community experience

We are also looking for Hillel Ambassadors to be here during the summer semesters, especially Summer B, but it is not mandatory for all ambassadors. 

An ideal candidate is passionate about Hillel, Jewish life on campus, and connecting with others. Student Ambassadors are creative and organized, and enjoy planning events and opportunities for communities to come together. They should be outgoing, personable, approachable, and able to represent the UF Jewish community in an enthusiastic, positive way. 

Please contact Logan King for additional information.

Israel Learning Fellowship

 Israel Learning Fellowship (ILF) is a 6-week educational opportunity for students to explore different aspects of Israeli culture, politics, and communities.


Students in the fellowship will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of meaningful past and current events, develop a personal connection to Israel, and learn about the complicity and beauty of the Israeli society that makes it so unique. Fellows can earn a stipend at the end of the program thanks to a generous donor.

Two sections of this Fellowship are being offered:

Social Diversity

This series will explore how ethnically diverse communities in Israel navigate "being Israeli" alongside unique identities and particular historical narratives.

Social Diversity will meet on Wednesdays from 4:30 - 5:45 PM beginning February 7th.


This series explores antisemitism and how to combat it. 

Antisemitism will meet on Thursdays from 4:30 - 5:45 PM beginning February 8th.


Deadline to apply is January 31st.

Please contact Shlomi Kahana for additional information.

Jewish Learning Fellowship

The Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) is an 8-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms.

JLF 1.0: Life's Big Questions

We’re interested in asking big questions. You know, the big stuff — like Who am I? What communities am I a part of? What is worth committing myself to, and why? And we don’t purport to have any of the big answers.

There will be multiple cohorts, offered on four different days: Mondays 4:00-5:15pm, Tuesdays 4:00-5:15pm,  Wednesdays 4:00-5:15pm and Thursdays 4:00-5:15pm. On your application, please pick all times that work best for you and you will be placed in one of the four cohorts. 

JLF will begin the week of February 5 and will meet for 8 weeks.

JLF 2.0: Sex, Love, and Relationships (For JLF 1.0 Alumni): 

Let's talk about sex, Jewishly. For many of us sexuality and intimacy are some of the issues that matter most but around which we receive the least guidance. We will aim to explore sexual ethics and the ever-elusive notion of intimacy in a way that honors our minds and bodies and respects our position as modern, thoughtful adults.

JLF Sex, Love, and Relationships will meet on Tuesdays from 4 - 5:15 PM beginning on February 6.

JLF 2.0: Home and Homeland (For JLF 1.0 Alumni):

Do you have deep, burning questions about Israel and how to relate to it as a Jewish college student? Then Israel: Home & Homeland is for you! This JLF 2.0 curriculum brings students together to ask and answer powerful questions about what it means to live life as a Jewish adult, such as: When do I feel at home? Who are my people? What does it mean to be a minority within the broader society?

JLF Home and Homeland will meet on Mondays from 4 - 5:15 PM beginning on February 5.



Deadline to apply is January 31st.

Please contact Jenna Dube for additional information.


LOC is an opportunity created and reserved for Jewish first-year students to immerse themselves in their new Jewish home at UF Hillel. LOC is a student-led, staff-supported initiative that facilitates the beginning of enduring friendships and community, opportunities for self-discovery, and a leadership-focused environment. 

There are two cohort options for LOC: Tuesdays 5pm-6:30 pm and Wednesdays 5-6:30pm.

Both cohorts will begin during the week of February 5 and will meet once per week for 8 weeks. 



Deadline to apply is January 31st.

Please contact Lana Kolchinsky for additional information.

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