This university break, enjoy the vacation of a lifetime, Jewish style! From the beaches of Israel to the mountain tops of Utah, we have something for everyone. Plus we are hooking up Wash U kids with the internships of their dreams in NYC and Israel. And all at an unbelievable price, check it out!
This semester get ready to be a leader! In the Jewish Leaders Fellowship we will be hearing from the top Jewish leaders in their fields about how Judaism helps us reach success, achieve happiness, and bring out our inner potential for greatness. Come check out this dynamic semester long program!
So, you want to be a doctor one day? Then this program is for you! We will be interacting with some of St. Louis’s finest Jewish MD’s, getting an inside glimpse of the real ethical and personal issues that doctors face in practice. This is an amazing opportunity to meet other Jewish pre-meds and discover how Judaism has helped amazing physicians rise to the top and maintain the high standards that medicine demands.
Come for a Shabbos meal! Shabbos is a day of rest, an island of time to really sit back and treasure the world around us. Cyber connections become real people, text messages fade away into genuine conversation, and the beauty of the Shabbos experience is here for us to enjoy!
Connect with your Jewish peers at the JLE. Whether it is challah baking, a holiday event, or a fraternity relationships class, we have something for everyone!
Meet Some Of Our Students...
The weekly classes with JLE have forced me to think differently about many of the issues I encounter in my daily life. I have developed a new-found appreciation for many aspects of life and have learned how my Jewish obligation plays into those aspects. Classes are fun and engaging and provide for a comfortable environment where anyone can speak his mind freely. Rabbi Lazarus fosters a healthy discussion and genuinely enjoys hearing and entertaining diverse viewpointsAndrew Giles - 2016
“Being a part of the JLE/JLF has been truly a unique experience. Through the JLE/JLF, I have learned to think differently about everything on a day-to-day basis. I have not only had the opportunity to learn about Judaism, leadership, and life from many different perspectives, but also to develop relationships with people on WashU’s campus as well as in the St. Louis community.”Michelle Shtivelberg - 2016
Meet The Family
Rabbi Doron Lazarus
Director of Woman’s Programming
Director of Development
Malka Klein grew up here in St. Louis and spent a year after high school in Israel at Nachlas, where she received her Teacher’s Certification. With her passion for people and health, she became a Certified Health Coach, graduating from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She has spent the last five summer working with Jewish students at the Oorah camp in New York. In addition, she is a professional hair stylist. Malka joined the JLE team in 2014, assuming the position of Director of Development to connect with Jewish students at Wash U and bring the organization to greater heights!
Malka lives here in St. Louis with her husband Avraham Tzvi. They are the new proud parents of their darling daughter, Rivky.
Have You Gone B.A.R.ing?
That’s right, Book A Rabbi (B.A.R.)! We would love to sit down and discuss anything on your mind: controversial questions, life issues… and don’t worry, coffee’s on us!
The Jewish Learning Experience (JLE) is a campus-based organization dedicated to extending Jewish learning opportunities to the broadest spectrum of Jewish students studying in Washington University. Through timely classes, lively discussions, transformative trips and other programming, our goal is to inspire a life-long love affair with Jewish learning and living. Further, we encourage the development of a vibrant, tolerant campus community in which every Jew is welcomed and valued.