The World of Jewish Life and Culture
The World of Jewish Life and Culture is designed for any incoming freshman who is interested in learning about Jewish Life and Culture, while being introduced to the academic and social expectations of University life. This L-LC is a joint venture between Student Engagement, UAlbany Hillel, and the Center for Jewish Studies, and welcome students from all majors and faiths.
In the World of Jewish Life and Culture you will live with other incoming freshmen who are interested in learning about Jewish Life and Culture. You can study together, attend social and co-curricular programming together, and have a supportive network of peers right from the start. Friendships form quickly in L-LCs!
The World of Jewish Life and Culture will take some courses together in the fall and spring semesters of freshman year, and attend culturally themed events together.
Fall 2013 Courses
Freshman Seminar: World of Jewish Life and Culture
Judaic Studies 150: Survey of Jewish Civilization
Spring 2014 Courses
Your spring L-LC courses, which you will take together as a community, will be finalized mid-fall. Seats will be reserved for you in each designated L-LC course.
Examples of co-curricular events:
- Community dinners
- Cooking demonstrations
- Networking and leadership events
- Community service
- Guest speakers
As a member of an L-LC you will have a built in community of friends and colleagues right from the start!
Friends: Study and socialize with fellow L-LC members. Tackle those first-year courses with your friends by forming study groups where you live!
World Ambassadors: Learn the ropes from a peer selected from last year’s most engaged L-LC students.
World Ambassador(s): To be named in May 2013.
Community Assistant: Meet weekly with an upperclass/graduate student to plan or attend social, academic, and community service events.
World of Jewish Life and Culture Community Assistant(s): To be named in August 2013.
Lead Faculty Member: Get to know a member of the faculty outside of the classroom at weekly lunches in your own dining hall!
World of Jewish Life and Culture Lead Faculty: Rabbi Nomi Manon
Weekly L-LC Lunch: Tuesdays 1:30pm-2:25pm
L-LC Council: Leadership opportunities abound in the L-LCs! Earn a spot on the Living-Learning Community Student Council by being a leader in your L-LC! Council members are elected by the L-LC to represent the group at meetings throughout the academic year.
World of Jewish Life and Culture Council Member(s): Your name could be here by October of next year!
Eligibility: The World of Jewish Life and Culture is open to all majors, and you do not have to be Jewish to be in this L-LC. If you have an interest in culture, history, and/or religion this L-LC may be a great fit for you!
This L-LC is a joint venture between Student Engagement, UAlbany Hillel, and the Center for Jewish Studies.