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Top Ten Spots To Study (Torah)

So the school year is starting up and you’re on the hunt for that sweet sweet study spot? Get some tips from Oberlin Hillel about where best to study Torah…or whatever it is you may choose to study this fine school year!

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10. King Courtyard

A beautiful and very underrated place. Appreciate some nature and breathe some fresh air before the chill sets in.
Talia Rodwin

A beautiful and very underrated place. Appreciate some nature and breathe some fresh air before the chill sets in.

9. Womb Chair

If you can keep from falling asleep, you can cuddle up in these chairs all afternoon. Very cozy, just make sure to keep from eating loud snacks or you will be despised by your chair neighbors.
Via design-technology.org

If you can keep from falling asleep, you can cuddle up in these chairs all afternoon. Very cozy, just make sure to keep from eating loud snacks or you will be despised by your chair neighbors.

8. Azariah's

This is the spot! You can feel like you have coffee shop vibes, yet kinda stay focused because you’re still in a library.
Via dining.oberlin.edu

This is the spot! You can feel like you have coffee shop vibes, yet kinda stay focused because you’re still in a library.

7. Slow Train

Want to feel hip? Slow Train is the place to do it. Got that free wifi and those amazing salted chocolate chip cookies. You can’t go wrong.
Matthew Lester / Via inside.oberlin.edu

Want to feel hip? Slow Train is the place to do it. Got that free wifi and those amazing salted chocolate chip cookies. You can’t go wrong.

6. Blue Rooster

A level up in taste sensations. The back room is as cozy as your bubbe’s living room (which I’m assuming is pretty cozy). Plus, if you’re lucky, you might get Talia to take you there and get you a tasty treat!
Talia Rodwin

A level up in taste sensations. The back room is as cozy as your bubbe’s living room (which I’m assuming is pretty cozy). Plus, if you’re lucky, you might get Talia to take you there and get you a tasty treat!

5. Wilder Bowl

It’s worth the distractions to be outside and enjoy that Obie sun while it lasts. Bask in the grass and try to pretend that you can see your computer screen well enough to read, even though we all know you can’t.
Matthew Lester / Via usnews.com

It’s worth the distractions to be outside and enjoy that Obie sun while it lasts. Bask in the grass and try to pretend that you can see your computer screen well enough to read, even though we all know you can’t.

4. The Arb

A little slice of heaven nestled in our own backyard. Pull up a comfy tree and hit the books.
Rachel Sacks

A little slice of heaven nestled in our own backyard. Pull up a comfy tree and hit the books.

3. Cowhaus

Well, you probably wouldn’t get much done here, but it would be tasty.
Via tripadvisor.com

Well, you probably wouldn’t get much done here, but it would be tasty.

2. The Hillel Office

Looking for a comfy couch, a toasted bagel, and a friendly face? Then this is the study spot for you. Drop by for some food and a quiet work atmosphere. Added bonus: you’ll probably find an open ear for you kvetching.
Oberlin College Hillel

Looking for a comfy couch, a toasted bagel, and a friendly face? Then this is the study spot for you. Drop by for some food and a quiet work atmosphere. Added bonus: you’ll probably find an open ear for you kvetching.

1. Your Bed

Alright so a lot of people say this doesn’t work, but we at Oberlin Hillel swear by this! Sometimes you need to be just the right amount of comfy for all of that Genesis to fully sink in.
Talia Rodwin

Alright so a lot of people say this doesn’t work, but we at Oberlin Hillel swear by this! Sometimes you need to be just the right amount of comfy for all of that Genesis to fully sink in.

So there you have it! Ten spots in which you can study Torah…or whatever it is that you study. Good luck on starting off the school year! And if you ever need that ear to kvetch to, you know where you can find it :)

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