There are a myriad of different Jewish learning styles and opportunities available for Cornell students. Students can learn in a Chevruta or in group Shiurim (classes) with the JLIC couple, the mashgiach, or fellow students. Regular shiurim are given on Shabbat and throughout the week. Additionally, we regularly have visiting Scholars-in-residence throughout the academic year. Past guests have included the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi Yona Metzger Shlit”a, Rabbi Dr. Norman Lamm, Rabbi Marc Angel, Wendy Amsellem, and Rabbi Zvi Leshem.
The Center for Jewish Living’s Beit Midrash is connected to 104 West! l. This is a place dedicated for students and community members to participate in Torah studies.
Since its inception, the CJL has been a place of Jewish Learning. However, the physical Beit Midrash was created by recent alum Andrew Marks with the aid of a past JLIC Rabbi, Rabbi Joshua Ross, and contributions of the Rothman Foundation and others. If you are interested in donating to the Beit Midrash, please fill out the donation form.
Can’t find a Sefer in our Beit Midrash? A great location in Ithaca to find Seforim is in Olin Library.