Interested in learning more about your Jewish heritage? Looking for a unique Jewish Leadership opportunity? Want to boost your resume- and make great friends at the same time? Then consider applying for a spot in the Maimonides Fellowship program, a ten-week Jewish leadership and learning program that brings Judaism alive in a way you have never experienced before. Together with a small, carefully selected group of your fellow Michigan students, you will spend the next ten weeks learning, leading, and living Judaism like never before. Inspiring and stimulating lectures and classes, two Shabbatons with the Detroit Jewish community, and much more. Register today- space is limited and the program is competitive!
Maimonides Leaders Fellowship was originally founded in 1999, at the University of Michigan and now includes over twenty campuses both in the US and Canada.
The fellowship term lasts 10 weeks, during which students attend a weekly 2.5 hour seminar, covering diverse leadership topics, general understanding of the Torah and practical applications of leadership in society.
During the fellowship term, several off-campus opportunities are provided to participate in field trips and community visits.
Several Jewish leaders from various fields will be available to the students throughout the term to act as mentors and career advisers.
This is a phenomenal program, enabling the participant to not only gain a new perspective of the world but of their own life and self, while at the same time becoming more familiar with their roots.
A cash stipend is paid upon program completion.
Here are some of the topics that are typically explored during the fellowship term:
- What is leadership anyway?
- Human happiness and pleasure
- Finding the leader in you
- Love and marriage and relationships
- Shabbat and Holidays
- Women and Social Activism
- Is there a God and what difference does it make?
- Understanding various forms of activism
- The Arab Israeli conflict
- Skill development in leadership training
- Understanding the problems facing the Jewish people today
- Wonders of Jewish History
- Why do good things happen to bad people?
- Opportunities to make a difference on campus and beyond
- A Theory of Making Ethical Decisions in Medicine (Abortion, Euthenasia, Brain Stem Research): When do we go to a doctor and when do we go to a rabbi? How do we decide from whom to seek advice?
- Terms for Détente: What can science teach us and what can it not?
- The Mind vs. Brain Debate: A Case Study of Science and Philosophical Insights.
- A Historical Look at Dostoyevsky’s Famous Question: “Can civilized men believe? Can Unbelieving men be civilized?
- Let There be Light: Modern Scientific Discoveries Reveal the Biblical Metaphor.
- Talmud: “The Best of Doctors are Destined for Hell”: Understanding the ethical trials facing a scientist in his profession.
- Religion without Science is Blind: Understanding the Symbiotic Roles of Science and Religion.