emerging scholars israel

The Fellowship will bring together 10 young women for 9 sessions (including a Shabbaton) to examine the relationships between learning and leadership. This program will

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

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

  • provide an opportunity for students to delve into topics relevant to 21st century Jews.


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. The program will be coordinated in Israel by current Yeshivat Maharat student, Atara Lindenbaum.


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: 

  • We will admit participants on a rolling basis until September 24, 2021

  • Programming will begin in October.



Students may either be recommended by their schools, community leaders, and/or members of the larger Yeshivat Maharat family, and then invited to apply. Or, the students are welcome to request an application themselves. 

Please contact Yeshivat Maharat’s Director of Recruitment and Admissions, Dr. Katie Light Soloway, at klightsoloway@yeshivatmaharat.org with any questions and/or to request an application.