Siach Graduate Fellowship
While colleges encourage and support students’ aspirations in these areas, post college life can lack natural spaces for such engagement, especially as graduates navigate new professional and social landscapes. In the Siach Graduate Fellowship, an intimate cohort of Young Professionals, together with SAR faculty members and guest speakers, engage in text study, conversation, and reflection on three topics that confront the American Modern Orthodox community, with an eye toward further developing their intellectual and religious identities.
What Are The Areas of Study?
In the Siach Graduate Fellowship, an intimate cohort of Young Professionals, together with SAR faculty members and guest speakers, engage in text study, conversation, and reflection on three topics that confront the American Modern Orthodox community, with an eye toward further developing their intellectual and religious identities. The 2023-2024 topics are:
Religion & Authority
Sexuality in Yahadut
Money, Materialism, and Meaning
What Can A Participant Expect?
The shared discourse cultivated by the cohort is grounded in in-depth study, mutual respect, and intellectual rigor; it encourages participants to articulate their own values and positions on a range of questions. The cohort meets for eleven 2-3 hour sessions over the course of the year. Critical to the success of these sessions is fellows’ preparation with the source material as well as full attendance at every meeting. Some of the sessions are joined by expert speakers.
Sharing the Sicha:
This fellowship aims to allow fellows to be “kovea itim” – to carve out space – for religious and intellectual growth that their otherwise busy lives would not allow for. An important element of this experience is that our conversations extend beyond the fellowship meetings. In this vein, SGF fellows will be asked to contribute to a current project of Machon Siach, related to the broader work we do, engaging contemporary issues through in-depth study, practical scholarship, and action research. This component will be further explained as the fellowship commences.
The fellowship is available to those who graduated college between 2013 and 2023.
Note: this fellowship is open to all Young Professionals, SAR alumni and non-alumni alike.
Applications are due by Thursday, October 5th.
Oct. 22nd | Nov. 6th | Nov. 20th | Dec. 4th | Jan. 8th | Jan. 22nd | Feb. 5th | Feb. 22nd | Mar. 4th | Mar. 18th | Apr. 14th
Miriam Pearl Klahr
Benjamin (Bentie) Rabinovitch
Danielle Blustein Hass