The Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus (OU-JLIC) is a partnership between Hillel and the Orthodox Union (OU), a program that helps Orthodox students navigate the college environment and balance their Jewish commitments with their desire to engage the secular world. In addition, OU-JLIC provides avenues for spiritual development and exploration for Jewish students from varied backgrounds; JLIC presents a positive, sophisticated and welcoming face for Orthodox Judaism on campus.
OU-JLIC places Orthodox Rabbinic couples to serve as Torah educators at Hillel. At Rutgers, we are blessed to have Rabbi Adam Frieberg and his wife Sara as our campus JLIC educators. They offer weekly Shiurim and classes, bring guest speakers and events to campus, and help make key Orthodox necessities, such as kashrut, eruv, chagim and Shabbat, easier to observe and more meaningful.
The Friebergs and their 2 young children live right on campus, and frequently host students at their home for Shabbos and other events. They learn one on one, B’Chavruta, with students, and love to just get together and talk about whatever issues are important to students.