Jewish Summer Fellowship

2023 Session:  June 12th – July 24th

2024 Session:  June 17th – July 29th

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide Jewish college students with an unparalleled, immersive learning experience that delves deep into the heart of Torah, Talmud law, and Jewish philosophy. Our 40-day summer program, held in the picturesque Catskill mountains, offers a comprehensive glimpse into every major topic in the Jewish tradition. Through intensive study, thoughtful discussion and reflection, and a community of like-minded peers, we aim to inspire a lifelong passion for advanced learning and personal growth. Join us on this journey of discovery and become a true master of the Torah.”

Testimonials

Noah Plotkin

Ivy League is rigorous summer intensive, but there is lots of room to breathe. The campus is pretty and cozy, with a small river winding around the back half (and baby goats wandering around the quad). The Rabbeim are accessible and open, and there is a great little library full of books to ask them about. The environment rewards the curious, intellectually oriented student looking for experiential learning. I had a great time at Ivy League and made friends who I’m still close with now. I proceeded on to Yeshiva and I feel that Ivy League definitely prepared me for that transition.

Noah Plotkin
Mens Division Alumni 2022

Adam BenEzra

JSF was an incredibly meaningful and impactful experience for me. It was a space for me to nurture my observant identity. The highlights for me were the connecting with the Rabbis, program participants, and the other people on the campus. I am very grateful to have joined for the 2020 summer!

Adam BenEzra
Mens Division Almuni 2020

Sharona Shnall

JSF offers a wonderfully unique and meaningful summer experience when one utilizes a positive mindset and is open to learning and trying new things, as well as putting in the work to be the best version of oneself to enhance one’s personal growth! JSF is a supportive, welcoming, and caring environment that also pushes and challenges one to step out of their comfort zone and reach one’s fullest potential. Apply to this program if you are an enthusiastic lifelong learner, and you will leave this program empowered, knowledgeable, and truly appreciating Jewish heritage. Take a risk, do what scares you, and that’s when your life will change for the better!

Sharona Shnall
Womens Division Alumni

Lucrecia

JSF has helped me grow my love for Judaism through the amazing support from my teachers, counselors, and peers. I have gained so much knowledge that I didn’t know beforehand and friends for life! I truly recommend this amazing and life-changing program to anyone who wants to get in touch with their Jewish identity. You will leave the program with a warm and welcoming family and community!

Lucrecia
Womens Division Alumni

Malka Levanna

JSF help provide a solid foundation for all my future Jewish learning. I was able to learn concepts, as well as make in credible friends, that I will value for the rest of my life.

Malka Levanna
Womens Division Alumni

Chana Jaimovich

As a college student, it’s is so important to take time out of one’s traditional studies to take find and think about their selves and their Jewish identity. JSF provided me a new appreciation for Judaism I didn’t know I was missing and helped me discover such powerful things about myself through different classes and experiences. The daily Tanya class was my favorite. You leave off with such a Wonderful sense of community and family.

Chana Jaimovich
Womens Division Alumni

Women’s Campus

Kingston, NY

Men’s Campus

Napanoch, NY

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