Pardes Mahloket Matters (Constructive Disagreement) Fellowship

Open to emerging leaders who have demonstrated a firm commitment to furthering constructive dialogue within their campus or local communities, across political, denominational and/or religious lines.

Pardes strives to be an inclusive environment and our participants hold a wide range of political and religious views. Applicants to the Mahloket Matters Fellowship should be passionate about dialogue and interested in developing successful strategies for facilitating and maintaining a respectful and inclusive environment

  • All fellows will receive a guaranteed living expenses grant ranging from $300-$500/month (exact amount determined by financial need) AND receive highly subsidized Year Program tuition: $3,000 discount for those not eligible for Masa Israel Journey funding, and $2,000 discount for those eligible for Masa funding.

In addition to participating fully in the Year Program, fellows will:

  • Train in Mahloket Matters methodology created by the Pardes Center for Judaism and Conflict Resolution
  • Facilitate dialogue around difficult topics within the diverse Pardes community
  • Work with faculty supervisor in tailoring Mahloket Matters curriculum materials to a broader audience of campus or other local Jewish communities

At least one of the candidate’s two recommendation letters should be from a supervisor who can speak to the candidate’s relevant community experience and potential growth and contributions through the Pardes fellowship. The letter must be submitted along with the Fellowship Application and the Pardes Year Program application.

Fellowship application deadline: March 22, 2020.