The Meorot Fellowship, in existence for approximately twenty years, works to develop 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 Meorot Fellowship is open to current undergraduate students as well as recent college graduates.
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.
For more information, contact Rabba Dina Brawer
at firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-796-0590.
Fall 2019 Sites
Brandeis University Beit Midrash, Waltham, MA
11/21 – Rabbi David Fried “Tzedaka and the Welfare State: Why Lomdus Matters when Talking about Values”
12/5 – Rabba Dina Brawer “The Varieties of Religious Experience: Bringing William James and Sefat Emet into Dialogue on the Nature of Religion, Ritual and the Quest for Spirituality”
Date TBA- Rabbi Yonah Berman “Of Angels & Men: Lessons from the Mysterious Figures in the life of Yaakov Avinu”
University of Chicago Hillel
11/4 – Rabbi Ari Hart “The Ethics of Kashrut”
11/18 – Rabbi Dov Linzer “Divine Sparks: Electricity on Shabbat Today and Tomorrow”
12/2 – Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld “In the Divine Image: Rabbinic Approaches to Sexuality”
University of Maryland Hillel
Two Wednesdays in November with more dates in the spring semester:
11/6 – Rabbi Ysoscher Katz “Writing Modern Orthodox Teshuvot: A View from the Trenches”
11/20 – Rabbi Nissan Antine “Got Turkey? Thanksgiving in Contemporary Halachic Literature”
Montreal, QC Canada
Meeting at Congregation Shaar Hashomayim in Westmount on Wednesdays
11/6 – Rabbi David Chaim Wallach – Bagels and Borscht or Brachot and Breishit: What is Judaism really about?
11/13 – Rabbi Jeffrey Fox “Conversion in the 21st Century: “What does it mean to become a Jew Today?”
11/20 – Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold “The Limits of Inclusion: Challenges from the Case-files of a Modern Orthodox Rabba”
New York City
Meeting at the Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life at Columbia University on Thursdays
11/7 – Rabbi Jeffrey Fox “Conversion in the 21st Century: What does it mean to become a Jew Today?”
11/14 – Rabba Dina Brawer “The Varieties of Religious Experience: Bringing William James and Sefat Emet into Dialogue on the Nature of Religion, Ritual and the Quest for Spirituality”
11/21 – Rabbi Ben Greenfield “Praying To/For/With God: Three Talmudic Invitations to a Different Kind of Tefilah”
Meeting at the University of Toronto Hillel on two dates:
11/14 (Thursday), 6:30pm – Rabba Rachel Kohl Finegold “The Limits of Inclusion: Challenges from the Case-files of a Modern Orthodox Rabba”
12/4 (Wednesday), 6:30pm – Rabbi Yonah Berman – “The Most Radical Time of the Year: How the Rabbis Used a Holiday that Celebrated the Past to Change the Future”