The Orthodox Union’s Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) was created to help Jewish students observe key aspects of Jewish life on college campuses. Currently young couples serve as teachers and Torah role models on 23 university campuses in North America.
In 2017, OU-JLIC expanded its program to include its first campus at IDC Herzliya under the leadership of Rav Josh and Margot Botwinick, and a second campus at Bar Ilan university with Rav Yehuda and Chagit Peles. At each campus, OU JLIC:
● Engages students navigating the university environment while balancing their Jewish life;
● Presents a positive, sophisticated and welcoming face for Judaism on campus;
● Educates and provides Jewish students from a variety of backgrounds, avenues for spiritual development and exploration;
● And Inspires young adults to take ownership and responsibility for their Jewish lives and communities, supporting students in all aspects of university and communal life.
Currently OU-JLIC provides Jewish life and educational services on a weekly basis for more than
1,120 English speaking young adults from 40 different countries.
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