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The Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture is now accepting applications for the next INTERNATIONAL NAHUM GOLDMAN FELLOWSHIP IN ISRAEL, that will take place at Ohalo Manor, Kinneret, Israel on June 15-21, 2015.

The INTERNATIONAL NAHUM GOLDMAN FELLOWSHIP IN ISRAEL, sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, is a special program designed for a select number of young Jewish men and women from around the world. It provides them with an intensive experience in Jewish learning, living and leadership. Twenty-six successful Nahum Goldmann Fellowships have been held since 1987 in Western and Eastern Europe including Russia, South America, Southeast Asia, Australia, South Africa and Israel.

ELIGIBILITY
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.

SITE
Ohalo Manor, Kinneret, Israel

DATE
June 15-21, 2015

APPLICATION DEADLINE
March 16, 2015


PROGRAM
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.

The Israel Fellowship will deal with the following themes: Klal Yisrael - Restoring an Endangered Jewish Value; Replenishing Jewish Identity in Secular Society; Shaping Sustainable Diasporas; Jewish Identity and Klal Yisrael - An Israeli Perspective; and Imperatives for Global Jewish Leadership.


COSTS
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
Faculty in the past included some of the most distinguished academics and scholars from around the Jewish world. Faculty at the Israel Nahum Goldmann will include, among others, Prof. Ismar Schorsch, President, Memorial Foundation, Professor of Jewish History and former Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America <Prof. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought, Yeshiva University Prof. Daniel Fainstein, Dean, Universidad Hebraica, Mexico Dr. Steven Bayme, Director, Contemporary Jewish Life, American Jewish Committee Prof. Saul Berman, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law Prof. Binyamin Lau, Professor of Jewish History, Bar Ilan University Dr. Moti Zeira, Head of the Hamidrasha at Oranim, Israel Dr. Ruth Calderon, Member of the Israeli Parliament


Thank you for your interest in the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship program. Applications for the 2015 Fellowship in Israel are now closed. Current applicants will be made aware of their status in April 2015.

Deadline for submission of applications:
March 16, 2015


CONTACT INFORMATION
Tel: (212) 425-6606
Fax: (212) 425-6602
Email: office@mfjc.org


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