Maimonides Leaders Fellowship

Why have over 2000 Graduates completed the MEOR Maimonides Leaders Fellowship?

  • Maximize Your Success For Life
  • Learn the secrets of how to overcome obstacles in your relationships
  • Make new friends
  • Enjoy delicious dinners (it’s way better than the dining thall)
  • Tuesdays 8:00-10:00PM
  • Starts Tuesday, October 3rd
  • $300 stipend upon completion

The Maimonides Leaders Fellowship provides the most promising Jewish students on leading U.S. campuses with a unique opportunity to maximize your ability to succeed in college, relationships and life with ten seminars that reveal the timeless secrets of ancient wisdom and two unforgettable weekend retreats with 40 – 50 rutgers students. Past retreats have featured speakers such as Hollywood screenwriter David Weiss (Shrek 2, Rugrats, Smurfs, etc).

Maimonides is not like Hebrew School. It is an interactive, vibrant, relevant exploration of how Jewish wisdom can make ea​ch student more inspired, passionate and successful. The weekly seminars provide an opportunity to step away from the stresses of student life and learn how to maximize your success in life, relationships, school and the workplace, in a warm, safe and open environment.

​​You will hear from some of the most dynamic speakers on the Jewish circuit and meet fascinating Jewish leaders. You will also have the opportunity to develop friendships that last a lifetime during the seminars and on the retreats.

Tentative Schedule Fall ’17

Class Schedule:

Tuesday evenings from 8 -10 PM. Dinner at 7:45
Starting 10/3 through 12/5
Graduation on 12/10
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 Oct 20 – 21 in Far Rockaway, NY
Fri – Sat Nov 17 – 18 in Highland Park/Edison, NJ ​

Class Topics:

  • Love: Successful relationships keep growing and never go stale. Learn the Jewish secrets to making that happen.
  • The Five Levels of Pleasure: What are the hierarchies of pleasure and what motivates us in life? What does ancient wisdom teach us that we often overlook today?
  • Suffering: Why do bad things happen to good people? Find out the secrets of dealing with pain and harnessing it to be your greatest asset.
  • Friendship:  As great as you are, a full vibrant life requires healthy relationships. Discover relationship keys, and how to maintain both your friends and your independence.
  • The Big Questions: What are we here for? What’s the deal with G-d? Where do right and wrong come from? Explore the big questions in life, because these questions are the most essential ones you’ll ask.​
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Maimonides FAQ

Q. What if I have to miss one of the events?

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.

Q. What if I have never had a formal Jewish education?

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.

Q. I have never spent a Shabbat in a traditional community before- will I feel uncomfortable?

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.

Q. What type of transportation is provided?

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.

Q. Can I request to be placed with a friend of mine in Maimonides?

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.

Q. What do I wear on the Shabbaton?

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.

Q. Whom do I contact if I have specific questions about the program?

A. For any questions regarding the program or Shabbatons, you can contact Rabbi Goldberg at 908-596-1179.

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Contact Information
Rabbi Meir Goldberg:
(908) 596- 1179