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 2018-2019 academic year is “Modern/Orthodox: How Halacha, Politics and Values Shape our Jewish Experience.”
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 join the fellowship in one of nine locations during the 2019 Spring semester!
Spring Locations – Apply Soon!
Washington Heights, NY meeting at the Beis Community 587 Fort Washington Avenue on Mondays: February 25th, March 4th, and 11th from 7:00-8:30 pm. Featuring: Gila Fine, Rabbi Dov Linzer and Rabbi Avi Weiss
Queens College, NY on Wednesdays: February 27th, March 6th, 13th and April 4th from 3:30-5:00 pm. Featuring: Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Rabbi Jeff Fox, Laura Shaw Frank, and Rabbi Yonah Berman
University of Maryland, College Park, MD on Mondays: February 11th, Wednesday March 6th 6:15PM , April 1st 6:15PM and 15th 6:30PM. Start times vary. Featuring: Rabbi Dr. Meesh Hammer-Kossoy, Rabba Wendy Amsellem, Rabbi Nissan Antine and Rabbi Hyim Shafner
Further details on the following locations coming soon:
Brandeis University, Waltham, MA – Meeting at the at the Brandeis Hillel Beit Midrash and open to students from all Boston area campuses on Sundays from 7-8:30pm. March 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th. Featuring: Rabbi Lila Kagedan, Jason Goldstein, Rabbi Yonah Berman, and TBD
Rutgers University Pop-Up Meorot- Meeting 2 Thursday nights March 7th and April 11th from 8-9 pm. Featuring: TBD
Allentown, PA meeting at Muhlenberg College Hillel: Tuesday February 26th. Featuring: Yael Keller.
Princeton, NJ Beit Midrash meeting at Princeton Hillel Center for Jewish Life on April 1st from 6-7pm with Rabbi Dov Linzer.
Los Angeles, CA meeting at UCLA Hillel: TBD
Chicago, IL- TBD
Fall Locations- Completed!
Montreal, QC Canada – Meeting at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Westmount on Wednesdays October 24th, 31st, November 7th, 21st and Thursday, November 15. Featuring: Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash, Rabbi Avi Finegold, Rabbi Steve Greenberg, Rabbi Avi Weiss, Maharat Rachel Kohl Finegold
New York, NY – Meeting at the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia University on Thursdays October 18th, 25th, November 1st, 8th (In Riverdale), and 15th 6:30-9:00pm. Featuring: Rabba Sara Hurwitz, Rabbi Jeff Fox, Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Rabbi Avi Weiss, and Rabbi Yitz Greenberg
Philadelphia, PA – Meeting at the Hillel at the University of Pennsylvania on Mondays October 15th, 22nd, 29th, and November 5th from 7:00-9:00pm. Featuring: Rabbi Jeff Fox, Rabbanit Nechama Goldman Barash, Rabbanit Hadas Fruchter, and Rabbi Dov Linzer
University of Maryland, College Park Pop-Up Meorot – With Rabbi Yonah Berman and Rabbanit Hadas Fruchter, meeting at 6:30pm on Mondays, November 19 and 26
Waltham, MA – Meeting at the at the Brandeis Hillel Beit Midrash and open to students from all Boston area campuses.
Toronto, ON– Meeting at the University of Toronto Hillel on Thursdays November 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th from 7:00-9:00pm. Featuring: Dr. Anna Urowitz-Freudenstein, Rabbi Jeff Fox, Rabbi Lila Kagedan and Rabbi Ysoscher Katz
And with support from the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies