Research / Editor Fellowship

Work Closely with Renowned Scholars on Emerging Projects

Research fellowships enable students with academic interests and exceptional project management skills to work closely with individual Pardes faculty members to support their emerging projects. 

All Research Fellows are full-time participants of the Pardes Year/Semester program, who have committed to a full year of study at Pardes.

Admissions are rolling, with financial aid priority given to earlier applicants.

All Research Fellows and the Student Journal Editor will receive:

  • A living expenses grant ranging from $200-$600/month (exact amount determined by financial need)
  • Highly subsidized Year Program tuition: $3,000 discount for those not eligible for Masa Israel Journey funding / $2,000 discount for those eligible for Masa funding

6 Research Fellowships to choose from:

The Halakha Fellowship in Jewish Law as Common Sense will work together with Rabbi Dr. Elisha Ancselovits in editing his upcoming book, How to Read Halakha as Common Sense – A Primer on Listening to an Author via the Text.  

The fellowship is an is an
opportunity to familiarize oneself with the range of Halakha sources from Biblical law through Second-Temple and rabbinic literature to twentieth-
century poskim. It is suited to candidates who are fluent in rabbinic Hebrew and Aramaic.

The Mishnah Research Fellow will work together with Rabbi Rahel Berkovits on transcribing and organizing her 20 podcasts on the entire Tractate of Mishnah Rosh Hashanah in preparation for turning them into a book of commentary.

The Talmud Skills Research Fellow will assist Rabbi Daniel Reifman in developing his Intermediate/Advanced Talmud Skills course into a curriculum and/or online resource. This will be distributed to schools and educators through the Pardes Center for Jewish Education. 

The Tanakh Fellow will work together with Judy Klitsner on the organizing, researching and production of her commentary on the Bible, which will be part of a major online library. The Torah commentary will combine rigorous literary analysis with psychological and philosophical human insights that are relevant to a modern reader.

The Rabbinic Literature Fellow will assist Gila Fine in her research on the Women of the Talmud, editing, proofreading, indexing, and cross-referencing written materials in preparation for publication.

The Student Journal Editor Fellow will work together with faculty member Rabbi Rahel Berkovits on the organizing, editing and production of Pardes’ Student Torah Journal. The journal aims to foster and support Pardes students at the start of their Torah journey and encourage them to begin writing on and interpreting primary texts so that they can start to add their diverse voices to the conversation of tradition and Torah.