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meorot program:

meorot program

what is the meorot fellowship?
For the past 20 years, the Meorot Fellowship has brought together student leaders on college campuses to learn from and engage with distinguished academics, communal leaders, and rabbis. We have worked to develop future Modern Orthodox spiritual and lay leaders – both men and women – through an environment of serious learning and honest discourse.

The Meorot Fellowship is a joint program of YCT and Maharat. Learning sessions include presentations and shiurim, followed by group discussion, placing great emphasis on respect and tolerance as the cornerstones for healthy debate.  Topics may range from Jew and non-Jew, Shabbos and electricity, to halakha and gender, and core values of spiritual leadership. 

when and where?
This academic year, 2022-2023, fellows will meet once a month in a virtual-learning environment from October-May, beginning with an in-person Shabbaton and supplement their learning through chavruta study with their peers.

The Meorot Fellowship is by nomination only. To be considered for the Meorot Fellowship, students must be nominated by their Hillel professional/Jewish communal leader, complete an application, and be invited for a virtual interview. A cohort of 14 student leaders will be selected based upon their proven leadership on campus and their interest in pursuing spiritual and/or lay leadership of the Jewish community.


We are now accepting nominations and applications! Nominations and applications are due by September 15, and fellowship awards will be announced by October 15.





For more information, email

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