Tikvah Educational Programming
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.
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.
The Ethics of War
April 27 to May 1, 2015
with Stephen Peter Rosen and James M. Dubik
New York City
The Origins of War
April 28 to April 30, 2015
with Paul Wolfowitz
Tradition and Freedom:
Philosophy, Theology, Literature
June 8 to June 18, 2015
with Yuval Levin, Jacob J. Schacter, and Ruth Wisse
New York City
- Leadership in Crisis:
Lincoln and Churchill at War
June 16 to June 18, 2015
with Eliot Cohen
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
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.