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va'tichtov: admissions

The shelves of the Beit Midrash are overwhelmingly dominated by books and articles written by men — we want to change that. The fellowship elevates Jewish women's scholarship by building a cohort of scholars and providing the skills, support, and resources necessary to produce new content. Previous cohorts have worked on a wide variety of pieces and have published with publishers like Religion Unplugged, Sefaria, Urim Publishers, The Forward and even self published.

​Va'tichtov is a groundbreaking fellowship of advanced level female scholars, united to make our scholarship more accessible.


The deadline to apply has past. Contact Rachel Zorbaron for any questions:


the fellowship includes:

  • learning about the Jewish publishing industry over the course of three Zoom sessions with journalists and other leaders

  • a writing chevruta for accountability and peer editing

  • access to writing coaches and editors

  • an online final showcase with the goal of inspiring other aspiring and accomplished female writers

  • publishing support for the final pieces (3,000 words or longer submitted by April 30, 2025. The piece may be a teshuva, article, book chapter, commentary, or other significant Torah contribution)

  • $1,500 stipend to support your writing, upon completion of your project, submissions of all feedback forms, and attendance at all sessions

Applications will be accepted until March 29, 2024. While applications are accepted from all locations, this fellowship supports writing in English. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by June 2024. Once accepted, all accepted applicants have two weeks to confirm participation.


this fellowship is open only to those who meet the following qualifications:

  • identifies as a woman

  • deep familiarity with Jewish texts 

  • college graduate and/or an advanced level learner

  • intent to compose (in English) completed text intended for public publication

for questions regarding va’tichtov: she writes contact, Rachel Zorbaron 

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