The Dr. Khane-Faygl Turtletaub z’l Alumnae Fund
Alumnae support is a key component of the Center for Lived Torah. To provide the necessary funding for these important alumnae initiatives, a generous donor has created the Dr. Khane-Faygl Turtletaub z’l Alumnae Fund. This fund honors the memory and legacy of Dr. Turtletaub who was a lifelong student, teacher, scholar, and connector. She was a sought after expert in the Yiddish language (among many other topics of general and scholarly interest), and inspired hundreds of students to deepen their pursuit of Yiddish literature and culture. She was also deeply invested in people. She nurtured her students’ professional and personal lives, and established successful networks and connections to support them throughout their journeys. Creating and launching the Dr. Khane-Faygl Turtletaub z’l Alumnae Fund – which will support and connect Maharat’s growing network of alumnae – is an inspiring tribute to the life she led and modeled for others.
Alumnae maintain a lifelong connection with the Maharat community. Here are some of the opportunities open only to graduates of Maharat:
Beloved and Maharat are launching a three-year cohort for Maharat alumnae starting in November 2022. The cohort will provide holistic support for building and sustaining new communities, including: inspiring leaders (training, mentorship); supporting leaders (financial, organizational, operations); nourishing leaders (convening); expanding the definition of pulpit; and establishing transparent salary bands.
As a spiritual leader, you are eligible for the cohort if you are:
an alumna of Maharat
creating a Jewish space of sacred belonging
building a community/project in pre-development (ready to launch within 1-2 years) through 3 years post-launch
experienced in spiritual leadership (5+ years)
entrepreneurial micro grants
Alumnae applied for the Entrepreneurial Micro Grant Program for innovative projects in the areas of advocacy, learning and leadership. Grants have been awarded to the following alumnae for the listed projects: