emerging scholars in israel

Yeshivat Maharat is recruiting for its second cohort of the Emerging Scholars in Israel Fellowship! The fellowship brings together 12 post-high school young women learning in different seminaries for nine monthly sessions plus a Shabbaton. This program will:​

  • introduce young women to Maharat learning, leadership models, and values;

  • develop a cohort-based community of like-minded students;

  • provide an opportunity for students to delve into contemporary topics relevant to learning and living in Israel

"The fellowship has been incredible. I’ve left every meeting exhilarated and excited about the Jewish future. Whether it be a speaker, a tour, a conversation, the fellowship has helped me find a direction for my religious life and understanding."

- Tal Bresler, '21-'22 scholar


about the fellowship

criteria and qualifications:

Ten fellows will be selected based on their dedication to Torah learning, leadership potential, and community mindedness. 


candidates need to . . . 

  • Identify as female and Orthodox

  • Have graduated from high school

  • Be enrolled in an Israel-based, full-time seminary or learning program (shana alef or shana bet)

dates and deadlines: 

  • Early admission deadline: Friday, August 5, 2022. Early applicants will be notified by Monday, August 15, 2022.

  • If there are still openings, we will admit participants on a rolling basis until September 2, 2022. Those admitted during the rolling admissions window will be notified by Friday, September 9, 2022.

  • Fellows will be selected based on their dedication to Torah learning, leadership potential, and community mindedness.

  • This is an experience-focused fellowship and, as such, there is no direct monetary award. However, all program-related expenses (including travel within Israel, food, and materials) will be covered by Yeshivat Maharat.


Contact Yeshivat Maharat’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Dr. Katie Light Soloway, about the application and admissions process or with recommendations for potential scholars.

meet the previous cohorts