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 apply to the fellowship in one of seven locations during the 2018 Fall semester
Fall Locations- Apply Now!
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
Spring Locations – Apply Soon!
Allentown, PA meeting at Muhlenberg College Hillel – TBD
Princeton, NJ Beit Midrash meeting at Princeton Hillel Center for Jewish Life- TBD
Queens, NY meeting at Queens College Hillel – TBD
Washington Heights, NY Beit Midrash meeting at the Beis Community – TBD
Los Angeles, CA -TBD
Chicago, IL- TBD
University of Maryland, College Park Pop-Up Meorot – Meeting on two evenings – TBD