There are a lot of opportunities to shape Jewish Life on campus, from student interest groups to internships and fellowships. Questions? Ideas? Email Marya Slade, Director of Jewish Student Life, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Fellowships, Internships, and Learning Opportunities
Leaders of Change
UF Hillel recruits a select number of passionate, first year students to participate in our “Leaders of Change” immersive development experience. We are looking for students who have had some leadership experience in the past and want to develop their skills further to become a leader at UF and to help shape Jewish life on campus. Click here to learn more.
Jewish Learning Fellowship
JLF is an 8-week experiential, conversational seminar for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. We're proud that we make no claims about the “right” way to practice or not to practice Judaism. Our job is to help you explore the tradition in a safe space and find your own place, on your terms, in Judaism’s Great Conversation. Click here to learn more.
Israel Learning Fellowship
The Israel Learning Fellowship (ILF) is a six week learning opportunity for students to learn about different aspects of Israel. Sessions will be led by UF Hillel's Israel Fellow, Nofar Abutbul, along with guest speakers. The fellowship will explore the history of Israel, the establishment of the state of Israel, geography, conflicts throughout the years, and Israel's contributions to the world. Click here to learn more.
Engagement Interns are outgoing, approachable sophomores and juniors who want to connect other Jewish students to Jewish life and the Jewish community at UF. They engage their peers in ongoing, meaningful conversations in order to connect them to others and help them find the right experiences and opportunities. Email Marya Slade for more information.
Student Interest Groups
Bubbe Ross Student Arts Collaborative: Arts are a powerful way to relax and unleash our creative side. Bubbe Ross, UF Hillel's art collaborative, strives to make arts and crafts opportunities accessible to all students, regardless of experience or artistic ability. Bubbe Ross regularly hosts events, which have included guided painting sessions, friendship bracelet-making, drawing and more. Join Bubbe Ross' GroupMe for updates.
Challah for Hunger: Challah for Hunger engages thousands of Jewish college students on 80+ campuses across the world in practicing tikkun olam, or repairing the world, by baking challah together to sell to combat food insecurity. Challah for Hunger provides students with community, leadership skills, and the opportunity to perform tzedakah. Join UF's Challah for Hunger GroupMe here.
Eco Ambassadors: Eco Ambassadors are students who are passionate about the environment. Working in coordination with UF Hillel's Sustainability Interns, the Eco Ambassadors focus on researching and introducing sustainably-tangible practices to UF's student population. The group develops eco-friendly initiatives around campus through fun, hands-on projects, which will lower our carbon footprint. Join the Eco Ambassador's GroupMe here.
Gators for Israel: Gators for Israel is a pro-Israel advocacy organization, working to strengthen the US-Israel relationship through involvement in the political process. Click here to learn more.
Hillel Athletics: Hillel Athletics is open to all students of all athletic ability for friendship through healthy activity. Students organize regular activities such as group runs, flag football games, yoga classes, and more. Join Hillel Athletic's GroupMe to plan your next workout.
Jewish Greek Council: The Jewish Greek Council is comprised of Jewish representatives from each fraternity and sorority at UF. The group works together to plan events with a focus on Greek students and to provide leadership opportunities. Click here to learn more.
Jewish Student Union: JSU at the University of Florida is an organization that represent and serves Jewish students while providing both Jewish and non-Jewish students opportunities to explore the cultural and ethnic experiences of Judaism. Click here to learn more.
Jewish Women's Group: Our Women's Group promotes and supports female empowerment at UF and provides Jewish women a forum to discuss and explore topics and issues that women face. The group is planning many exciting programs and activities, including a Rosh Chodesh text study, a self-defense workshop, and a speakers series. Join the GroupMe for more information.
J-Squad: UF is a huge university and making new friends can be both daunting and difficult, especially this year. Let us help you find your people. We'll get to know you and match you with friends who share your interests. We'll do the work for you so you can focus on what matters: making connections. Learn more here.
Kulanu: Kulanu is an apolitical student group that works to create pro-Israel sentiment across campus and to increase Israel awareness by hosting cultural events, speakers, and promoting appreciation for Israel. Join Kulanu's GroupMe or follow Kulanu on Instagram.
Masorti: The Masorti student group was created by students who work together to shape conservative Jewish life at UF. The group helps to ensure that religiously conservative Jewish student feel comfortable and welcome, by leading traditional egalitarian Shabbat services, holding Havdallah events, and supporting UF Hillel's pluralistic values. Join Masorti's GroupMe for updates.
TAMID: TAMID Group is an apolitical, a religious organization that develops the professional skills if undergraduate students through hands-on interaction with the Israeli economy and startups. New members will go through a semester of educational seminars, followed by the opportunity to consult for Israeli start-up companies and/or manage an investment fund, and finally an opportunity to apply for a chance to intern in Israel through the TAMID Fellowship program. Click here to learn more.