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Join us for the Meorot Shabbaton January 5-6!

What is the Meorot Fellowship?

The Meorot Fellowship, in existence for approximately twenty years, is committed to developing future Modern Orthodox spiritual and lay leaders – both men and women – through engaging college and graduate students in an environment of serious learning and honest discourse.

The fellowship devotes one evening per week for a period of three to six weeks to exploring the challenges and opportunities that modernity presents to Judaism and the Jewish people. Sessions consist of presentations given by leading academics, communal leaders, and rabbis followed by an open discussion, placing great emphasis on respect and tolerance as the cornerstones for healthy debate.

We are proud of our Meorot alumni, many of whom have gone on to serve in important leadership positions in the Jewish community.

The theme of all Meorot Programs for the 2017-2018 academic year is “Confrontation and Collaboration: Orthodoxy’s Complicated Relationship with Modernity.”


The Meorot Fellowship is open to current undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates. Fellows receive a generous stipend upon completing the program, along with weekly dinners and all program materials.

Where and When?

Candidates can apply to the fellowship in one of nine locations during the 2017-2018 academic year


Click here to apply to Meorot


Fall Locations – Apply today – Application period ends soon!

Montreal, QC Canada – Meeting at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Westmount. 4 Wednesdays, 6:30-9pm: November 1-22. Speakers and topics include:

New York, NYMeeting at the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia University, with one session in Riverdale, NY. 5 Thursdays, 6:30-9pm: October 19-November 16. Speakers and topics include:

New Brunswick, NJ – Meeting at the Eva and Arie Halpern Hillel House at Rutgers University. 4 Tuesdays, 7-9pm: October 17-November 14 (No session October 31.). Speakers and topics include:

Philadelphia, PA – Meeting at the Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania. 4 Mondays: October 23-November 13. Speakers and topics include:

  • Rabbi Dov Linzer – Factory Farmed Meat: A Case Study in the Rhetoric of Values and Halacha
  • Rabbi Jeffrey Fox – Straddling the Mechitzah: Transgender Individuals in Jewish Tradition
  • Rabba Yaffa Epstein – Mishpat Ivri: Conflicts and Connections between Jewish and Israeli Law
  • Professor Marc Shapiro – Rabbi Samson Raphael Hirsch and the Creation of Modern Orthodoxy

University of Maryland, College Park Pop-Up Meorot – Meeting on two evenings – Sunday, October 22 and Wednesday, November 8. Tentative speakers and topics:

  • Rabbanit Chava Evans – The Risk Analysis: Another Lens for Viewing Contemporary Discourse about Values (October 22)
  • Rabbi Avi Weiss – November 8: Jewish Leadership: Lessons from the Past, Challenges for the Future


Save the date:

Meorot Leadership Shabbaton in NYC – January 5-6, 2018

Details and registration open November 15!


Spring Locations – Applications open in December!

Boston, MA at Harvard Hillel.

Princeton, NJ Beit Midrash at Princeton Hillel Center for Jewish Life.

Queens, NY at Queens College Hillel.

Washington Heights, NY Beit Midrash at the Washington Heights YM-YWHA.


Click here to apply to Meorot


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