Summer Beit Midrash 2016 Application

Below you will find the 2016 SBM application. Here is a glossary of the different fellowships we offer:

Senior Fellows – Participate fully in all activities and discussions. Open to men and women college seniors and above who are committed to Orthodox Halakhah and with top-level skills in learning and knowledge of rabbinic texts. A requirement of the fellowship is writing a responsum of publishable quality in the context of the program. In addition, Senior Fellows are expected to mentor Fellows, Associates, and community members and to teach on behalf of the program. These responsibilities will serve the dual purpose of returning gratitude for the community support and of strengthening your skills as an educational leader. Food, housing and a competitive stipend are included; married couples are welcome to apply.

Fellows – Participate fully in all activities and discussions. Open to post-high school men and women who are committed to Orthodox Halakhah and who have strong skills that enable them to prepare rabbinic texts independently. A requirement of the Fellowship is writing a serious responsum in the context of the program. Fellows are also expected to set up regular chavrutot with community members and to speak or teach occasionally on behalf of the program. Food, housing, and a competitive stipend are included; married couples are welcome to apply.

Associates – Prepare for and participate in the main shiur, and in other activities as arranged based on individual circumstances. Open to all men and women with the capacity to follow traditional halakhic argumentation and the ability to prepare rabbinic texts with some assistance. Food will be provided; housing depends on availability. Stipends are not available, but work-study type arrangements are possible.

You will be contacted within a week of submitting your application to arrange a phone interview. Interviews begin mid-January 2016 and we will begin accepting fellows on a rolling basis shortly thereafter. The interview will begin with study of a text you have prepared, and move from there to other texts and topics. It will take approximately one hour.

If you are accepted into the program, you will be required to sign a contract and a medical form attesting to your willingness and ability to be a full participant in the program.

If you have any practical considerations, questions, or concerns, please feel free to email us at bdoidge@torahleadership.org

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