Rabbi Trepp is known for his openness in tackling and discussing difficult and sometimes misunderstood or taboo subjects in his well-attended learning fellowships. The bulk of his time is spent going from one coffee shop to another, meeting and studying one-on-one. Faigy’s favorite subject to discuss with students is women’s issues within Judaism. Rabbi and Faigy Trepp welcome countless students to their home for weekly Shabbat meals, and before people know it they are part of the Trepp extended family.
What you can expect from Rabbi Rubin is a listening ear, somebody you'll love to chill with and relevant, practical Torah. So whether you're looking for fun, looking for answers, or looking to learn - just holla! As for Yaffa, from one-on-one learning to deep conversations to cooking with students to hosting the party, she connects with all who cross her path. So whether you’re looking for some timeless wisdom, delectable food or just a little bit of love, here’s an address that will not disappoint.
Our JLF intern, Sarah, is a senior at the University of Texas at Austin studying International Relations and Global Studies with a certificate in Human Rights and Social Justice. She helps Rabbi Trepp with the administrative aspects of JLF and ensures all things JLF run smoothly.
Elliot Friedland is the Director of Development and Israel Programming at JLF. He is passionate about spreading learning and supporting Jewish institutions. He has five years of experience in inter-religious outreach and political analysis for a counter-extremism non-profit, and designed a counter-extremism program which is being rolled out nationally. Prior to moving to Austin he lived in Jerusalem, Israel after graduating from Oxford. He holds dual Israeli-British citizenship.
During his time at The University of Texas at Austin, Mitchell was an active member of the Longhorn Jewish community — as a board member of Texas Sigma Alpha Mu and regular at Hillel and Chabad. In particular, he was an avid participant at JLF, including classes, trips, shabbats, and of course, the annual Purim party. As a young Jewish professional in Austin, Mitchell aids JLF in an advisory role.
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