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Jewish Learning @ Chabad UChicago

As a UChicago student you know that continued study is what life is all about. As a Jewish student, you know that we are the people of the Book. 

While Hebrew school may have bombed, at college, Chabad House is your place for some real Jewish study. 


Choose from 4 tracks:

  • A one time 8 part course on Jewish ideas and values.

  • $350 Stipend

  • Each class a new topic

  • Sunday Field Trip (2pm-7pm)

The Max Lewis Sinai Scholars Program

The premier college Jewish Learning experience

An exclusive 8-week course, probing the ideas of Judaism and their relevance in our fast-paced lives.

The Topics: 

  • Jewish Identity

  • Love

  • Meaning vs. Purpose

  • Life Balance

  • Jewish Mysticism

  • Ethics from the Talmud for Today

  • lots more

You Get:

  • A $350 stipend

  • Make new friends​

  • A chance to ask deep questions

  • A fun Sunday field trip

  • A community service project

Learn more about Sinai Scholars, the class topics and more here. 

Join by completing the form here or text "SinaiScholars" to 773-232-5700


Sinai Scholars is named in memory of Max Lewis, a wonderful person who was tragically killed in July 2021.  Learn more about Max and see his Sinai Scholars project here.

Picture: Max at Sinai Scholars, fall 2019



JewishU provides a wide variety of Jewish learning opportunities.


Divided into 4 part mini courses, each one a different topic or make your own. For each course you receive JewishU credits. The credits can be used for cash, Jewish books, donated to charity or saved for a trip to Morocco or Dubai. 

Some Topics:

  • Soul Maps - Discovering your soul and what it wants

  • Ethical questions from our sages

  • The Happiness Course

  • How Success Thinks

  • The Jewish Course of Why

  • Hot Button issues: Guns, Medical Coverage and Prison Reform

  • Choose your own topic and/or host it for your friends

  • Many more topics!

You Get:

  • JewishU Credits which can be cashed out for cash, Judaica, or saved for a massive trip to Dubai or Morocco.

  • Be knowledgeable in a wide variety of subjects

  • Make lots of new friends

  • Host a class and earn $100.

Discover Your Israel Course

An intriguing, no politics course on the history, tradition, and Jewish connection to the Land of Israel.

Discover Your Israel with a six week course designed to dig deeper than the politics on the ground and provide real answers to today’s most pressing questions. 


All students taking the course will receive a $175 stipend upon completion. No homework or essays required.

The time and day of the week will be decided based on consensus.


One-on-One Learning

A question you've been pondering? A topic you want to learn more about?

We make it convenient and easy to study a topic of your own.

Hit us up to discover any topic in Judaism at your own pace, in a one-on-one session with Rabbi Yossi or Baila. 

Ask all the questions you've always held back.

Or join a class with other students for interesting and meaningful discussion.

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