Jewish Learning @ Chabad UChicago

The Max Lewis Sinai Scholars Program

A chance to explore your Jewish identity and the essence of our traditions in an intimate, fast-paced setting

A fascinating and exclusive 8-week course, probing the depth of Judaism, for relevance and meaning in our fast-paced lives as students in the era of TikTok and drones.

Be prepared to be wowed each class while:

  • earning a $350 stipend

  • making new friends​

  • asking deep questions

  • joining a fun Sunday field trip

  • a community service project

Learn more about this course, the class topics and more here. 

Join by completing the form here or text "SinaiScholars" to 773-232-5700 (to get the stipend you will have to complete the form before the second session).


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


Ready to explore all that Jewish Knowledge has to offer? 

Welcome to a world of Jewish knowledge, drawn from millennia of wisdom, designed for modern living, and crafted into minicourses for the busy college student - so that you can be the best Jewish You.

What would you like to learn?


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.

Private 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.