I have a Torah waitlist. In my ten years working with Jewish college students, I never thought I would say this. I have been told at panels time and again that young people are interested in Jewish experiences with low barriers to entry. I have read the studies that tell me young people look to Jewish offerings with universal aspirations, like social justice. And, I have seen reports that tell me Jewish spaces with too much of a particularistic flavor turn off young Jews.

While I take these reports, studies, and panels seriously, they seem to be missing a critical truth about young people on campus today: they crave content and community. They are looking for Torah.

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