At first, I wasn’t expecting the topics to relate to my day-to-day life so clearly as a student, but I quickly discovered that the lessons learned were applicable to my everyday life. Not only was I learning new things to take with me every day, but I was able to create new connections and build friendships I wouldn’t have otherwise. JLF has not only allowed me to find a new community but also connected me to my Jewish identity in a new way that I know will have a lasting impact throughout my life.
Most students at ASU don’t have any opportunities like the Jewish Learning Fellowship, where we have a safe space to build a deeper connection and understanding of students who share our religion and beliefs. Because of JLF, I not only know more about my Judaism, but I know how I fit in the Jewish community.