Hadar Campus Minyan Fellowship

Fellowship
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Online
Date
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Stipend
$250

The Hadar Campus Minyan Fellowship is designed for college students looking to build or strengthen campus egalitarian minyanim, and connect with other student leaders looking to do the same. Participants in the fellowship will build skills in minyan leadership such as minyan visioning, marketing, gabba’ut, strategic planning, and community leadership. The fellowship also provides a venue for campus minyan leaders to share their challenges and successes with colleagues from other colleges in order to learn from and provide guidance to each other.  

 

Fellowship Commitment

  • Participation in bi-monthly virtual sessions (90 min) with Hadar faculty (6 total sessions)
  • Participation in individual mentorship sessions with Hadar faculty - one meeting during the course of the program and one meeting during spring semester 2025
  • Commitment to work on improving or building a campus minyan 

Application are due by June 7, 2024.

Fellows will meet bi-monthly online with Hadar Faculty for 6 sessions over the course of the Fall Semester. These dates are:

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

1 - Minyan Visioning: Challenges and Opportunities

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

2- Rolling With the Torah: Improving Keriyat Hatorah

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Minyan mentorship meetings with R. Micha’el

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

3- Singing a Song to God: Music and Prayer 

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4 - Ufaratzta: Marketing Minyanim

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

5- The Minyan That Learns Together: Talmud Torah on Your Campus

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

6 - These and Those: Managing Constituencies in Your Campus Minyan

Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg

R. Micha’el Rosenberg is a member of the Hadar faculty. He holds rabbinic ordination both from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and from his teacher, R. Elisha Ancselovits, and has a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity (2018), and, with Rabbi Ethan Tucker, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).

The Hadar Campus Minyan Fellowship is open to college students with a projected graduation year of 2026 or later (Fall 2024 Freshman-Juniors).  

The ideal applicant is a current or rising leader of a college minyan, as well as students who are hoping to create this type of minyan on their campus.  Preference will be given to minyanim that meet (or hope to meet) on Shabbat mornings. Students must apply as a group representing their campus minyan, with up to 3 students per minyan.  

In recognition of their time and commitment, fellows receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the fellowship and a yearlong subscription to Joey Weisenberg’s Master Classes in Jewish Song and Prayer.

 

Minyanim must first complete the ‘Minyan’ portion of the application, which includes two short answer questions.  Each student applying for the fellowship will then receive a link to the individual portion of the application, which includes four short answer questions.  

All application components are due by June 7, 2024.

Overview

The Hadar Campus Minyan Fellowship is designed for college students looking to build or strengthen campus egalitarian minyanim, and connect with other student leaders looking to do the same. Participants in the fellowship will build skills in minyan leadership such as minyan visioning, marketing, gabba’ut, strategic planning, and community leadership. The fellowship also provides a venue for campus minyan leaders to share their challenges and successes with colleagues from other colleges in order to learn from and provide guidance to each other.  

 

Fellowship Commitment

  • Participation in bi-monthly virtual sessions (90 min) with Hadar faculty (6 total sessions)
  • Participation in individual mentorship sessions with Hadar faculty - one meeting during the course of the program and one meeting during spring semester 2025
  • Commitment to work on improving or building a campus minyan 

Application are due by June 7, 2024.

Schedule

Fellows will meet bi-monthly online with Hadar Faculty for 6 sessions over the course of the Fall Semester. These dates are:

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

1 - Minyan Visioning: Challenges and Opportunities

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

2- Rolling With the Torah: Improving Keriyat Hatorah

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Minyan mentorship meetings with R. Micha’el

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

3- Singing a Song to God: Music and Prayer 

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

4 - Ufaratzta: Marketing Minyanim

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

5- The Minyan That Learns Together: Talmud Torah on Your Campus

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

6 - These and Those: Managing Constituencies in Your Campus Minyan

Faculty

Rabbi Micha'el Rosenberg

R. Micha’el Rosenberg is a member of the Hadar faculty. He holds rabbinic ordination both from the Chief Rabbinate of Israel and from his teacher, R. Elisha Ancselovits, and has a doctorate in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary. He is the author of Signs of Virginity: Testing Virgins and Making Men in Late Antiquity (2018), and, with Rabbi Ethan Tucker, of Gender Equality and Prayer in Jewish Law (2017).

FAQs

The Hadar Campus Minyan Fellowship is open to college students with a projected graduation year of 2026 or later (Fall 2024 Freshman-Juniors).  

The ideal applicant is a current or rising leader of a college minyan, as well as students who are hoping to create this type of minyan on their campus.  Preference will be given to minyanim that meet (or hope to meet) on Shabbat mornings. Students must apply as a group representing their campus minyan, with up to 3 students per minyan.  

In recognition of their time and commitment, fellows receive a $250 stipend upon completion of the fellowship and a yearlong subscription to Joey Weisenberg’s Master Classes in Jewish Song and Prayer.

 

Minyanim must first complete the ‘Minyan’ portion of the application, which includes two short answer questions.  Each student applying for the fellowship will then receive a link to the individual portion of the application, which includes four short answer questions.  

All application components are due by June 7, 2024.