Why have over 2000 Graduates completed the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship?
Here in school you are looking to expand your intellectual and social horizons as you prepare yourself for a career that is both satisfying and profitable. 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.
The Maimonides Leaders Fellowship provides the most promising Jewish students on leading U.S. campuses with a unique opportunity to explore Judaism at a level of depth and sophistication commensurate with their academic skills and aspirations. In a dynamic and open environment, students are introduced to classical Jewish philosophy, the relevance of Jewish wisdom to contemporary issues and Jewish perspectives on some of life’s most challenging questions. Highlights of the Fellowship include:
As an added incentive, an in recognition of participant’s commitment of valuable time, a cash stipend of $300 is awarded to each fellow upon completion of the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship program.
I want to lead the Jewish future
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Tentative Schedule Fall ’16
Wednesday evenings from 8 -10 PM. Dinner at 7:45
Starting 9/28 through 12/7
Graduation on 12/7
Classes will be held at the Alexander Library, Pane Room, 169 College Ave.
7:45 – 8 Dinner
8 – 8:50 PM – Discussion led by RJX Staff
8:50 – 9 PM – Refreshments and Break
9 – 10 PM – Guest Lecturer
Shabbaton Retreat Schedule:
Fri – Sat Nov 4 – 5 in Far Rockaway, NY
Fri – Sat Nov 18 – 19 in Highland Park, NJ
(Yes, we will be back on campus before the Rutgers – Penn St. game)
There will be a make up Shabbaton for students who cannot attend a Shabbaton on one of these dates.
Students are required to complete 2 shabbatons in order to graduate.
Fellows are asked to arrive one hour before candle lighting (sundown).
Transportation will be provided, and excusal notes for missed classes will be given upon request.
(We are a recognized campus chaplaincy.)
2 Weekend retreats.
1 Awesome community.
Each semester, 30 Rutgers students are selected to become Maimonides Fellows.
Tuesdays 8:00-10:00 pm.
Starts Feb. 10.
$300 stipend upon completion.
A. Each of the seminars must be attended. If for some reason you are unable to attend, advance notice must be given in order to qualify for the full stipend amount. A missed seminar must be made up with an RJX staff member and a missed shabbaton results in a $100 deduction. You can make up a Shabbaton and when done, you will receive the $100 deducted.
A. Maimonides is designed to appeal to a cross section of Jewish students. From total beginners to the relatively advanced, everyone gains tremendously from the course.
A. Not at all. Our hosts are very friendly and are thrilled to have the opportunity to share the Shabbat experience with you. They recognize that it may be a new experience for you, and are quite accommodating.
A. Students are taken to Shabbatons or trips in vans or cars. Some students opt to drive themselves and are reimbursed for any travel expenses.
Yes. Students can request to be placed with a specific roommate, and the coordinators will do their best to accommodate you. Please feel free to invite a Jewish friend who is not in Maimonides to our shabbatons andtrips.
Men should wear dress shirts and slacks. Women should wear business casual/formal pants, dresses or skirts with tops that have a modest neckline.
All linen and bedding is provided as well as food (lots of it, too) and entertainment.
A. For any questions regarding the program or Shabbatons, you can contact Rabbi Goldberg or Rabbi Lewis.