29th International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship: The People and the land

The People and the Land will explore the complex and transforming relationship of the Jewish people to the Land of Israel and the State of Israel.

Jun 5 to 12, 201710:00 AM
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Mar 30, 2017

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Posted February 16, 2017

Applications are now open for the 29th International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship taking place in Israel from June 5 – June 12, 2017.  The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship is an intensive experience in Jewish living, learning and leadership, gathering together a diverse array of young Jews (age 25 – 40) from all parts of the Jewish world, with a wide range of opinions and religious and political ideologies. The Fellowship has no political or religious agenda and focuses exclusively on igniting Jewish passion and promoting Jewish unity and connectedness by exposing Fellows to the highest level of Jewish scholarship and more importantly, by exposing them to each other.

The theme for this year is: The People and the Land and will explore the complex but powerful relationship between Jews and the land of Israel. Our distinguished faculty includes: Prof. Saul Berman, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law, USA,   Dr. Jonathan Boyd, Executive Director, and Institute for Jewish Policy Research, UK and Rabba Yaffa Epstein, Director of Education, North America for the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and Rabbi Tamar Elad Applebaum, Founder of Zion. 


The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship occupies a unique place in the Jewish world offering high level learning that crosses religious, ideological, political, and geographic lines. As the centrifugal forces in the Jewish world increase in volume and vilification, the NGF offers a compelling counter-force. We nurture global Jewish unity and peoplehood: we believe in the inherent value of Klal Yisrael, its heritage, history, and culture. The Fellowship encourages individual Jewish expression, informed by engagement with serious Jewish scholarship and by real interactions with other young Jews who represent the full spectrum of the Jewish people.


The intensive and highly interactive program, will be conducted in English.

Lectures include:

  • Machloket L’Shem Shamayim
  • Memory & Identity
  • Tzion and Tzionut
  • The Diaspora & The Land


Young men and women between the ages of 25-40 who demonstrate motivation and interest in Jewish learning and living, capacity for individual growth, professional and communal achievements, and leadership potential are eligible to apply.


Room and board for those chosen as Fellows is provided by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture. The Fellows themselves and/or the local community or organizations they represent must cover travel expenses.


Click here for the application form

The Application Deadline is March 30, 2017. 

For more information, contact [email protected]

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