Announcing three programs in Jewish Thought and Leadership from the Tikvah Fund:
For individuals who have finished a first University degree, including those with more advanced degrees orprofessional experience:
The Tikvah Fellowship: This year-long program will recruit a second cohort in 2012/2013. Designed to cultivate
expertise and experience in various spheres of Jewish life, the fellowship is devoted to the study of the challenges facing the Jewish people and the Jewish State. The fellowship is based in New York City and offers graduate-level courses in Jewish and contemporary religious, intellectual, and political thought; high-level work placements; and frequent opportunities to meet and work with leading figures in journalism, policy, academia, communal and religious life. Each fellow receives a stipend of between $30,000 and $75,000, depending on age, experience, and financial need. The fellowship is
open to anyone with a completed undergraduate degree.
Applications are due by February 15th, 2012 and should be submitted through the program
For undergraduates, including those graduating this year:
Jewish Thought and Enduring Human Questions: From July 22nd to Aug 8th, exceptional students from around the world will convene in Princeton to study
Jewish texts, Jewish thought, and Jewish perspectives on the great questions of human life. They will be guided by world-class scholars and teachers, including: Leora Batnitzky, Director of the Tikvah Project at Princeton University, Moshe Halbertal (Hebrew University), Michael Walzer (Institute for Advanced Study), Leon Kass (University of Chicago), Steven Smith (Yale University), Christine Hayes (Yale University), and many more. Topics for this year’s program include Tradition and Authority, Evil and Suffering, Love and Desire, God and Politics, and a special two-day symposium on The Future of Jews and Judaism. Students will have opportunities to engage in both formal and informal conversations with faculty and to hear debates and lectures
about contemporary issues relevant to the Jewish future. Dorm accommodations and kosher meals will be provided and students will
receive a $1,000 stipend for participation. Travel costs will be covered for international students and grants, based on need, are available for students in North America. Information about past seminars, including photos and testimonials, can be found on the program’s website: www.princeton.edu/tikvah/summer. Please, also,
review and share the attached promotional flyer.
Applications are due March 1, 2012. Please note, also, that accepted students will have the chance to study Hebrew at Middlebury Language School for four weeks of the summer prior to the program. ·
For students and others, aged 20-29: Tikvah Israel Fellows at Ein Prat:
From June 18th to July 24th, a select, international group of outstanding young men and women will gather in Israel for a transformative journey of cultural exploration, text study, and mutual discovery. Drawing on the canonical texts of Judaism and the great works of Western
civilization, the Fellows will explore the ideas that have informed Zionism from its origins through the present, and engage in a broad discussion regarding Israel and its future. The program will take place at The Ein Prat Academy for Leadership, located in the Judean hills outside Jerusalem, and will be led by Dr. Micah Goodman, one of Israel’s leading thinkers. Fellows will live and study with their Israeli peers, travel through different parts of the country, and meet prominent academics and public figures such as Rabbi Professor David Hartman, Dr. Ruth Gavison, Dr. Ran Baratz, and Professor Moshe
Halbertal. Flight costs to Israel are covered as are room and board, and students will receive a $2,000 stipend. More details can be found
on the attached flyer and on the program’s website: http://www.tikvahisraelfellows.org/.
Applications are due February 15,
2012 Alan RubensteinSenior Program OfficerThe Tikvah Fund
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