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The Meorot Fellowship

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What is the Meorot Fellowship?
For over 20 years, the Meorot Fellowship has brought together student leaders on college campuses to learn from and engage with distinguished academics, communal leaders, and rabbis. We have worked to develop future Modern Orthodox spiritual and lay leaders – both men and women – through an environment of serious learning and honest discourse.

The Meorot Fellowship is a joint program of YCT and Maharat. Learning session include presentations and shiurim, followed by group discussion, placing great emphasis on respect and tolerance as the cornerstones for healthy debate.  Topics may range from issues of social justice, to halakha and gender, and core values of spiritual leadership.  Last year’s popular sessions included Gender in Jewish Thought and Law with Rabbi Jeff Fox, YCT ’04; Danger and Reasonability: Paskening Halakha for the Climate Crisis with Rabbi Haggai Resnikoff, YCT ’14; On Denominations and Identity with Rabba Dina Brawer and Rabbi Ysoscher Katz.

Fellows are required to bring some of their learning back to their respective campuses in the form of a capstone project. Upon completion of the program,  participants will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium. Furthermore, Meorot alumni may apply for additional funding through the Meorot Microgrant Program to advance their work on campus or in their community.

When and Where?
This academic year 2021-2022, fellows will meet once a month on Zoom from October – May, and will supplement their learning through chevruta study with their peers, with a closing Shabbaton in NY if possible.

Who?
The Meorot Fellowship is by nomination only.  Nominations should be made by your Hillel professional or Jewish communal leader. A cohort of 14 student leaders will be selected based upon their proven leadership on campus and their interest in pursuing spiritual and/or lay leadership of the Jewish community. 

Nomination forms & applications are due by September 30.  Applications will (only) be processed after nomination form has been received. Fellowship awards will be announced by October 15.

For more information, email meorot@yctorah.org.

 

2020 Meorot Fellows

 

Elisheva Eisenberg

Elisheva Eisenberg
Montreal, Canada

McGill University

Adina Karp

Adina Karp
Chicago, IL

The New School

Avi Koenig

Avi Koenig
Woodmere, NY

Queens College

Kiki Katz

Kinneret Katz
Los Angeles, CA

University of Rochester

Efraim Herstic

Efraim Herstic
Riverdale, NYC

McGill University

Shabbos Kestenbaum

Shabbos Kestenbaum
Riverdale, NYC

Queens College 

Ben Leikind

Ben Leikind
Newton, MA

Tufts University 

Sarah Winthrope

Sarah Winthrope
Melbourne, Australia

Monash University

Tammy Krikheli

Tammy Krikheli
Forest Hills, NYC

Hunter College

Zev Mishell

Zev Mishell
Northbrook, IL

Princeton University

Dodie Weinberg

Dodie Lee Weinberg
Queens, NYC

Hunter College

Rebecca Rosenzweig

Rebecca Rosenzweig
Englewood, NJ

Brown University