We seek to engage, strengthen, and empower Jewish students through a variety of leadership and learning fellowships, committee roles for large-scale programs, and training opportunities. Apply now for a leadership opportunity for next school year! Applications for leadership fellowships are due on April 30.

Leadership Fellowships

  • participate in leadership workshops, engage your peers, and gain program-planning experience
  • commit several hours a week towards initiatives and be prepared to see this as a part-time internship throughout the school year
  • meet weekly on Wednesdays from 7:00–8:30 PM (While select fellowships may meet at a different time, please save this time for now.)

Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF)

  • Join a 10-week seminar, taught by Rabbi Miriam Liebman and Annie Prusky, filled with experiential and intellectual learning to deepen your understanding of Judaism.
  • Explore the tradition in a safe space and find your own place, on your own terms, in Judaism’s great conversation.
  • The next JLF cohorts will start soon in Fall 2018. Email Miriam to add your name to the interest list.
Alternative Break Fellows

Plan, recruit for, and lead a service-learning trip during winter or spring break. Apply for this fellowship if you’re passionate about social justice and have a knack for logistics and planning itineraries. You’ll get a chance to select a group, work with non-profit partners, and facilitate meaningful discussions.

Campus Engagement Initiative (CEI) Fellows

Engage peers in Jewish life and create initiatives to reach uninvolved students. This is the fellowship for you if you enjoy talking with students and have bold, creative ideas that get other people excited. You’ll work on a team to engage a variety of campus communities and reach peers where they are.

Social Justice (Tzedek) Fellows

Create and implement year-round initiatives to improve greater College Park. Apply for this fellowship to plan ongoing social justice initiatives and do something to make the world a better place. You’ll volunteer with friends, engage others through community service, and connect with the broader community.

Hillel Greek Life Fellows

Unite Jewish students from all Greek chapters through programming and peer engagement. This is the right opportunity for you if you want to make connections between your fraternity/sorority self and Jewish journey and create new and exciting programs tailored to bringing the Jewish Greek community together.

Shabbat Fellows

Reimagine and redesign how we do Shabbat on campus. In this fellowship, you’ll workshop and craft new Shabbat experience, especially Friday night dinner, host your own meals too, and play a leading role in encouraging friends to host for SHABAM and DIY Shabbat.


Student Groups

Maryland Hillel has something for everyone—Israel advocates, singers, environmental activists, spiritual seekers, people interested in interfaith dialogue—you name it! We have dozens of on-campus Jewish student groups funded by Maryland Hillel and the university. Groups are run by students, for students, and with the support of our professional staff. And, if you don’t find what you’re looking for, we will help you create it!