Announcing Hadar’s Jewish Wisdom Fellowship

New fellowship to empower a select cohort of Jewish professionals to seek answers within the Jewish tradition to critical questions raised by COVID-19

The Hadar Institute seeks 24 Jewish professionals to embark on our Jewish Wisdom Fellowship, a virtual 2-month learning and thought development project dedicated to wrestling with the questions currently confronting the Jewish community and the world amidst the current COVID-19 crisis.

With gratitude to Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah, the Hadar Institute is pleased to announce the creation of a unique fellowship designed to grapple with these questions. This fellowship aims to instill in Jewish professionals a greater sense of connection to Jewish tradition and provide them the tools with which to apply this wisdom to their work and to understand responses to the current pandemic through a Jewish lens.

As the Jewish community acclimates to life under a global pandemic, deep and abiding questions capture our minds and souls: What is the role of God in our world? How does a just society divide scarce resources? How do we make sense of pain and suffering? We find ourselves desperately seeking wisdom and leadership to help navigate new moral, intellectual, practical, and ethical challenges raised by this moment.

Through a combination of independent study and guided learning with Hadar faculty, fellows will immerse in Jewish texts and connect to each other to build a community of learning, support, and conversation.

Nominate a current or past colleague, client, or professional acquaintance today. We will be accepting nominations through May 31, 2020 and applications from nominees through June 15, 2020.

Accepted participants will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the fellowship.

We want to hear from you. We invite you to take part in this fellowship by submitting the questions you think are most pressing today. What are the fundamental questions that people in your communities are asking at this time? What questions do you think the Jewish community needs more guidance on? These questions will shape the curriculum of the program and lead our fellows as they search the Jewish tradition for guidance and wisdom.

We look forward to receiving your nomination and questions!