Summer Learning and Lay Leadership Experience

For 10 months a year, YU undergrads dedicate their long days to studying a synthesis of Torah and Madda
in the classrooms and batei medrash of the Wilf and Beren campuses. Under the auspices of the CJF, they have the opportunity to bring this wisdom to life through the Student Leadership Circle, Summer Learning, and Internship Programs. Students will spend their days involved in high-level Torah study with prominent rabbis around the country or developing their professional skills in significant internships that will catapult their future careers. At the same time, they will be fully immersed in some of North America’s most exciting Jewish communities, learning with community members, giving shiurim and volunteering in local organizations.

Previous programs have taken place in Charleston, SC, East Brunswick, NJ, Houston, TX, Boston, MA, South Bend, IN, and Kansas City, MO.

Student Leadership Circle

Leadership Circle Participants engage with community leaders to learn about contemporary issues.


For more information, contact Rabbi Ari Sytner at

The Summer Learning and Internship Initiatives are a project of Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future - Rabbi Isaac Elchanan Theological Seminary.

The Student Leadership Circle is a joint project of Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future and The Office of Student Life.