Who Should Apply
Tikvah Fellowship Overview
Through high-level study, individually-directed projects, and close mentorship, the Tikvah Fellowship seeks to cultivate a community of serious inquiry and practice around the pressing ideas and challenges facing the Jewish people.
The Tikvah Fellowship includes four core elements:
- Study: A series of advanced seminars with noted professors and thinkers drawn from the leading institutions of learning in the United States and Israel. Our program of study is grounded in the belief that wise and capable Jewish leadership requires careful consideration of the largest human and Jewish questions: love and war, morality and the marketplace, the place of God in religion and politics. Courses in this year’s program include: “Political Foundings,” “The Crisis of the West?,” “Wealth and Modern Democracy,” “Love and Family Life,” “Religion and State in Modern Democracy,” and “War, Morality, and Statesmanship.” Augmenting the study program is a weekly series of evening appearances by renowned lecturers on course-related topics.
- Work Placements and Internships: Fellows work in one of the leading institutions of Jewish and/or American life – such as think tanks, magazines of ideas, synagogues, day schools, or civic-political organizations. Previous work placements include positions at the Wall Street Journal, the Brookings Institution, SAR High School, and Lincoln Square Synagogue.
- Independent Projects: Many fellows undertake a major research project in Jewish thought, political thought, history, strategic studies, or the humanities; or an entrepreneurial project aimed at confronting the pressing challenges facing the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
- Mentorship and Professional Development: Fellows meet individually with intellectual, political, religious, and civic leaders, who share their experiences and offer guidance and advice about the next steps in fellows’ lives and careers. This year’s Tikvah Fellowship mentors include Elliott Abrams and Rabbi Jacob J. Schacter.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Tikvah Fellowship are now open. The application deadline is January 31, 2013.