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Tikvah Educational Programming

Student Programs
Advanced Institutes
American Judaism Workshops

Student Programs

This summer the Tikvah Fund will offer four separate programs for future intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people.


  • Jewish Thought, Jewish Literature, Jewish Politics
    A Tikvah Summer Seminar for Undergraduates
    Dates: August 3—7, 2015
    New York City
    Probe the intellectual achievements of modern Jewish philosophy, explore the social and moral wisdom of Hebrew and Yiddish literature, and relive the Zionist statesmanship that brought about the founding of the State of Israel.
  • The Tikvah Israel Summer Student Seminars
    Dates: August 2-13 or 16-27, 2015
    Maale Hachamisha, Jerusalem, Israel
    Two-week seminars for Israeli advanced BA and MA students on Zionism, War and Strategy, and Economics and Freedom, taught by leading thinkers from both the United States and Israel.

Tikvah Advanced Institutes

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes aim to provide accomplished professionals from around the world the opportunity to study big ideas, great texts, and current issues with leading thinkers and practitioners. Participants receive stipends between $1,000 - $5,000.

Spring 2015 Advanced Institutes:



Tikvah Advanced Institutes

Who Should Apply?

The Tikvah Advanced Institutes are aimed at men and women who wish to influence the intellectual, religious, and political life of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.

Applicants may include those pursuing study or careers in:

  • US or Israeli public policy, including national security and economics
  • The rabbinate and Jewish Education
  • Academia and Journalism
  • Jewish communal leadership
  • Law & Business
Applications are now closed.

American Judaism Workshops

For Jewish Leaders across North America


American Jewish Literature
March 15-17 | Ruth Wisse

A New Pro-Israel Foreign Policy
March 22-24 | Elliott Abrams

Jewish Philosophy in America
April 12-14 | Leora Batnitzky

Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Jews
April 19-21 | William Kristol

The Condition of American Judaism:
The Denominations and Beyond

May 15-17 | Jack Wertheimer

Jews and Christians:
Morality, Theology, Politics

May 29-31 | Meir Soloveichik

What? High-level seminars focused on the concrete challenges of American Jewry.

Who? Jewish leaders—rabbis, educators, scholars, journalists, government officials, and engaged lay leaders—across North America.

When? Either Sunday to Tuesday or Shabbat retreats at several points during the first half of 2015.

Applications are now closed.