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Meet the JLF Fellows - Cohort Aleph

Fellows listed from left to right:

  • Matthew Glimcher ‘23 | Aerospace Engineering, Materials Science | New York, NY

  • Aidan Davis ‘25 | Pure Math, Classics | Phoenix, AZ

  • Ethan Hirsh ‘23 | Mechanical Engineering Technology/Construction Management | Boca Raton, FL

  • Liz Rosenzweig ‘23 | Civil Engineering | Rhinebeck, NY

  • Greyson Oling ‘25 | First Year Engineering/Aerospace Studies, ROTC | Rye Brook, NY

  • Max Hess ‘24 | Civil Engineering/Political Science | Walnut Creek, CA

  • Jacob Ramsey ‘24 | Aeronautical Engineering Technology/Unmanned Aerial Systems | Muncie, IN

  • Jessica Goldberg ‘23 | Theatre Engineering/Theatre Design and Production Management | St. Louis, MO

  • Raphael Rose ‘24 | Landscape Architecture | Carmel, IN

  • Dalton Hirsh ‘25 | Linguistics | Boca Raton, FL

JLF is taught by Melissa Frey, Purdue Hillel Executive Director.

The JLF Program

Purdue Hillel was recently selected as one of Hillel International’s campuses to host the prestigious Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF). JLF is a 10-week experiential, conversational cohort for students looking to deepen their understanding of Judaism on their own terms. 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?

Upon the full completion of JLF, each Fellow will receive a $300 scholarship for participation, participate in a JLF graduation ceremony, and have access to Hillel International’s JLF Alumni Network of more than 14,000 graduates of JLF around the world.


The purpose of JLF is to help students explore the intersection of their Jewish traditions and their unique college experience in a safe space to find their place, on their terms, in Judaism’s Great Conversation. JLF meets on Monday evenings for 90 minutes, and includes dinner at each session. 

Criteria for Participation
  • Jewish students currently enrolled full time at Purdue's West Lafayette campus

  • Current sophomores and juniors until the deadline, and then other may apply if space is available

  • A genuine interest in an authentic and fun experience, an openness and curiosity for asking big questions in the context of community, and sharing a great dinner with awesome people

  • Applications for Cohort Bet, to be offered in the Fall semester, will be available in April 2022

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For more information, reach out to Melissa Frey at melissa@purduehillel.org or call/text 917.309.1587