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. Our Spring and Summer 2014 seminars run from one to three weeks, and are held at the Tikvah Center in New York City.
- The Israeli Economy: A Strategy for the Future
April 28, 2014 — May 2,2014
- Liberalism, Conservatism, and the Jews
May 12, 2014 — May 23, 2014
- The Jewish Idea of God
May 27, 2014 — June 1, 2014
- War and Human Nature
June 9, 2014 — June 20, 2014
- The Future of the Family
July 7, 2014 — July 18, 2014
Application Deadline: February 15, 2014
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 pursing study or careers in:
- US or Israeli public policy, including national security and economics
- The rabbinate
- Jewish Education
- Jewish communal leadership
- Law & Business
The Tikvah Summer Fellowship offers university students and young professionals an opportunity to spend two weeks in residence at the Tikvah Center in New York City learning from the greatest teachers of Jewish thought in the world and debating key issues affecting the Jewish future. Seminar topics and teachers include:
- Is Judaism a Religion?
Leora Batnitzky, Princeton University
- Reason, Revelation, and Jewish Thought
Moshe Halbertal, Hebrew University of Jerusalem and
NYU Law School
- Jews, Power, and the Bible
Micah Goodman, Ein Prat Academy
- The Rabbinic Mind and Divine Law
Christine Hayes, Yale University
- Zionist Statesmanship: Ben Gurion and Begin
Daniel Gordis, Shalem College
- Divine Justice and Human Creativity in Jewish Literature
Dara Horn, Distinguished Novelist
Application Deadline: March 1, 2014
Who Should Apply?
University students and young professionals, 29 years of age or under. Individuals who are interested in both the richness of the Jewish intellectual tradition and the flourishing of the Jewish people and the Jewish state.
The Tikvah Fellowship is a full-time residential program for exceptional individuals interested in the political, religious, and intellectual future of the Jewish people. Based at the Tikvah Center in New York City, Tikvah Fellows pursue advanced study, independent research, and hold positions in a wide variety of fields:
- War & Statesmanship
Exploring both the ethical questions and strategic dilemmas that confront modern leaders.
- Economics & Public Policy
Including both the foundational ideas of democratic capitalism and the concrete policy issues shaping how free societies govern themselves.
- Jewish Thought & History
Probing both the biblical and Jewish views of human nature and culture, as well as the great leaders and key debates that have shaped Jewish history and the Jewish State.
- Social Thought
Bringing the most penetrating analyses – ancient and modern, normative and empirical – to bear on the conditions necessary for human flourishing in the context of family, city, and nation.
Sample Fellowship Projects & Positions
- Articles published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, The Weekly Standard, Tablet, and more
- Research positions at think tanks and policy institutes including The Brookings Institution and The Hudson Institute
- Rabbinic internships and teaching positions at the Jewish Center, Lincoln Square Synagogue, and SAR High School
- A policy report on conversion in Israel
- A study of Haredi demographics and culture in the United States
- In-depth policy analysis of how to reform the Israeli welfare state