Pardes alumni have experienced first-hand the magic of Jewish life and learning in a vibrant community and are uniquely positioned to become network weavers, conveners of Jewish learning, and builders of intentional Jewish community in their cities.
The Pardes Alumni Fellowship gives alumni the opportunity to learn with Pardes faculty in an intimate learning community around the theme of “The Torah of Gathering”. Additionally, the fellowship will provide alumni with practical community engagement skills and resources that they will put into practice as organizers of local Pardes communal learning groups that support alumni and friends.
Applications are due February 6, 2023.
As the Pardes Alumni Fellowship aims to set in motion the creation of local Pardes alumni communities, each cohort will focus on a few select cities in North America. The inaugural cohort of the fellowship will consist of Pardes alumni based in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Atlanta.
So much of Jewish life happens in the context of community, yet how often do our gatherings lack the warmth, inspiration and sense of purpose that we crave? In this fellowship, we will learn what Jewish tradition has to say about how to build community with intentionality. Together we will gain practical tools in order to create gatherings that lead to connection and belonging. We will explore topics ranging from how to welcome the stranger to how to facilitate meaningful Jewish learning.
Join the Pardes Alumni Fellowship and become an innovative and effective builder and shaper of Jewish community in your city.
The fellowship will consist of two essential components:
By participating in the Pardes Alumni Fellowship, fellows will:
Sessions will take place once per week on Mondays.
February 27 – April 3, 2023
12:00-1:00 PM EST