Why Attend the MEOR Fellowship at Yale University?
You came to Yale because you are passionate and driven to excel. While pursuing the best education, you challenge assumptions and contend with the ideas that shape our world. No less than our academic pursuits, our Jewish identity needs development if it is to be a relevant part of our lives and allow us to live a more inspired and meaningful future. Attending the Fellowship sessions a few times a month is a great way to meet new people, enjoy delicious food, and let the sophistication of Jewish thought surprise you.
MEOR Fellowship FAQ
A. No. There are no requirements regarding the level of Jewish education. Since we explore each topic both on a basic and a sophisticated level, students without a formal Jewish education and also those with a more extensive background can both gain a tremendous amount.
A. The MEOR Fellowship at Yale aims to empower modern-day Jewish college students with the information and inspiration necessary to become passionate Jewish leaders of the next generation. Our belief at MEOR is that ignorance of Jewish texts and philosophy is the greatest impediment to young Jews making Judaism an integral feature of their lives and taking an active role in their communities. Through educational lectures, guest speakers, and experiential field trips (Shabbat programs, cultural events, etc…), MEOR offers qualified students the opportunity to immerse themselves in a thought-provoking Jewish environment, where they can confront great life questions and explore how ancient Jewish wisdom can connect with modern Jewish leaders.
A. The MEOR Fellowship at Yale is equivalent to the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship at other universities that you may have heard about. Of course, each Fellowship has its own unique flavor. You may see MEOR National refer to our program as the “MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship.”