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Jewish Learning Iniative on Campus

Through a program of the OU, Maryland is privileged to have a couple living full-time on campus to provide shiurim, chavrutot, leadership, and friendship to the Jewish community. Take a moment to reach out to them!


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Rav Josh and Rikki Lehman are excited to join the OU-JLIC at University of Maryland community in the Fall of 2021!

Rav Josh Lehman grew up in Monsey, New York but has spent most of the last decade living in Israel. After studying in Yeshivat Hakotel for 2 years and serving as a combat soldier in the IDF, Josh continued on to study Computer Science at the Jerusalem College of Technology. He then received Smicha from the Mizrachi Musmachim Program while serving as a Gemara shiur assistant and teacher in both Yeshivat Hakotel and Aish HaTorah.

In addition to playing guitar, running, and enjoying a good football game, Josh loves to spread his passion for learning Torah through a warm yet sophisticated lens. He loves to build full and meaningful relationships with everyone he meets and never gets tired from a long shmooze.


Rikki Lehman grew up in Miami Beach, Florida. She studied for a year and a half in Sha’alvim for Women in Yerushalayim, and went on to study in Stern College for Women, where she majored in psychology. During her college years, Rikki was involved in informal education, as an NCSY advisor during the year and on summer programs such as Michlelet and TJJ. The summer after graduating Stern, Rikki made Aliyah and worked as a madricha and part-time teacher in Machon Maayan. She worked as an Admissions Coordinator for Yeshiva University in Israel, and taught classes on Navi and Modern Jewish Thought in Machon Maayan.


Rikki is a big coffee lover and enjoys road tripping with family and friends. She is passionate about teaching and learning from people of all different backgrounds, and creating lasting relationships with those around her.

Yair Lehman isn't very big yet, but as Kedma's youngest human development major, he's currently investigating where people disappear to in the moments before reappearing and shouting, "Peekaboo!" The most popular Yair on campus, he commands plenty of attention from everyone he meets. We look forward to seeing great things from him in the future.

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Rav Eli and Naomi Kohl (2006-2013)

Rav Ari and Shira Neuman (2013-2016)

Rav Alex and Ahuva Tsykin (2016-2017)

Rav Elie and Miriam Schwartz (2017-2019)

Rav Yonaton and Avital Hirschhorn (2016-2020)

Rav Jon and Mashi Gross (Part Time 2020-2021)

Orthodox Jewish Community at University of Maryland

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