The Bronfman Fellowship is a space of learning for learning’s sake. An intellectual program without tests, homework, grades, or judgment, where Fellows can give free rein to their curiosity and explore issues with depth, candor, and joy.
Throughout the Fellowship, Fellows achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another through exploring Jewish ideas and texts. They meet with great thinkers who are asking big questions, visit sites around Israel, and study texts that range from traditional materials to contemporary Israeli and American voices. These are texts that ask, and work to answer, stimulating existential questions.
The Bronfman Fellowship is at the forefront of Jewish education. Our diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators create an atmosphere of intellectual openness, in which deep thinkers and questioners feel at home as well as challenged.
Our unique learning atmosphere is marked by depth, rigor, personal relevance, and learning for the sake of learning. Fellows are able to pursue interests, passions, and modes of thinking that they may not be able to explore during the school year. The Fellowship is not a for-credit program, nor are Fellows given any homework or assignments. Click here to see a day in the life a Bronfman Fellow during the immersive summer experience.
Arts tracks are a new and exciting addition to our summer curriculum! Fellows have the opportunity to participate in workshops in poetry, drama, visual narrative, and music, all taught by leading innovators in the field of Jewish art.
Requiring no previous training, the workshops allow Fellows to immerse themselves in creating art, provide deeper context for understanding the lives and narratives of others, build empathy and personal connection, and empower Fellows to add their voices to the rich tapestry of Jewish culture and ideas. Read our press release in eJewish Philanthropy.
The Fellowship’s faculty, speakers, and shiurim (learning) change from year to year. Below are some past examples.