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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.
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.
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