Fellowship to Elevate Jewish Women Scholars Begins this Week
With the shelves of the Beit Midrash overwhelmingly dominated by books and articles written by men, the inaugural cohort of the Jewish Women Scholars’ Writing Fellowship, a new initiative presented in partnership between Sefaria and Maharat and funded in part by the Maimonides Fund launched this week. The fellowship aims to elevate Jewish women’s scholarship by building a cohort of scholars, and providing the skills, support, and resources necessary to produce new content.
An independent selection committee of seasoned Jewish women scholars reviewed 75 applications and ultimately selected 14 leaders. Fellows will benefit from specific training and individualized writing coaching, and will present their 3,000-word pieces at a virtual convening in June.
Each fellow’s writing will be added to the Sefaria library.
Meet the inaugural cohort of Jewish Women Scholars’ Writing Fellows:
Rabba Dina Brawer
Rabbi Atara Cohen
Rabbanit Goldie Guy
Dr. Tammy Jacobowitz
Zoe Jick Fertick
Rabbi Sari Laufer
Rabbanit Leah Sarna
Rabbanit Aliza Sperling
Rabbi Avi Strausberg