NGFP Online - Upcoming Fellowship

The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture is now accepting applications for the NAHUM GOLDMANN FELLOWSHIP in URUGUAY, at the Hotel Nirvana, Colonia on June 10-16, 2014.

The NAHUM GOLDMANN FELLOWSHIP, sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, is aimed at providing young men and women around the world with an intensive experience in Jewish learning, living and leadership. Twenty-four successful International Nahum Goldmann Fellowships have been held since 1987 in Western and Eastern Europe including Russia, South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, South Africa and Israel, and five mini Nahum Goldmann Fellowships have been organized in Iran, Australia, South Africa, North America and Israel. Following each of the past seminars, fellows returned to their communities and took steps to assume leadership positions in their communities.

Young men and women between the ages of approximately 25-40 who have demonstrated motivation and interest in Jewish learning and living, capacity for individual growth, professional and communal achievements, and leadership potential are eligible to apply.

Hotel Nirvana, Colonia, Uruguay

June 10-16, 2014

March 14, 2014

The program consists of morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Morning sessions involve lectures by outstanding Jewish scholars from around the world. Afternoon sessions include workshops on Jewish texts, Jewish identity, community building and other topics of importance to the Fellows, as well as recreational opportunities. Varied Jewish cultural events and discussion groups will take place in the evening. Attached is a tentative schedule and program for the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship in Israel.

The Fellowship will deal with the following themes: The Global Jewish Community: Jewish Identity in a Secular World, Wrestling with Modernity, Transforming Jewish Communities, The Imperatives of Leadership, and The Zionist Enterprise.

Room and board for those chosen as fellows is provided by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. The fellows themselves and/or the local community or organizations they represent must cover travel expenses.

Faculty in the past included some of the most distinguished academics and scholars from around the Jewish world. Faculty at the International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship will include, among others, Prof. Ismar Schorsch, President, Memorial Foundation, Professor of Jewish History and former Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America; Prof. Avinoam Rosenak, former Chair, Dept. of Jewish Philosophy and Thought, Hebrew University, Jerusalem; Prof. Daniel Fainstein, Dean, Universidad Hebraica, Mexico; Prof. Sylvia Barak Fishman, Chair, Dept. of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University; Dr. Steven Bayme, Director, Contemporary Jewish Life, American Jewish Committee; Prof. Saul Berman, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law; and Prof. Steven Windmueller, Professor of Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College, U.S.A.

Should you wish to apply, please fill out the online application form or contact our office by e-mail or fax (212) 425-6602, and we will send you the appropriate application.

Deadline for submission of applications:
March 14, 2014

Tel: (212) 425-6606
Fax: (212) 425-6602

Mailing address:
Nahum Goldmann Fellowship
Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture
50 Broadway, 34th Floor
New York, NY 10004