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 session 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. 

Fellows are required to bring some of their learning back to their respective campuses. Upon completion of the program,  participants will be awarded a $1,000 honorarium.

When and Where?
This academic year 2020-2021, fellows will meet once a month in a virtual-learning environment from October – May, hopefully culminating with an in-person event in NY if possible.

New this year, the Meorot Fellowship is by nomination only.  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 from your local Hillel professional for the 2020-2021 cohort! 


Nomination form is here. Due date: September 25

Application form is here. Due date: September 25

For more information, email meorot@yctorah.org.