Tikvah Summer Institute at Yale University

June 25-July 12 , 2012

Source: Tikvah Summer Institute


Applications are being accepted for an intensive three-week seminar on “Jewish Thought and the Good Society: Politics, Economics and the Human Person,” which will be held from June 25 - July 12, 2012 at Yale University in New Haven, CT. The seminar is designed to explore ideas of the most important classical and modern thinkers, Jewish and Western, on the subjects of authority, virtue, justice, freedom, membership, and a just and humane political economy. The program is open to current high school juniors, high school seniors, and recent graduates of Jewish day schools in North America.


Participants will study seminal texts of the Jewish and Western traditions with excellent college professors at a university level. Classes will be run as seminars, with an emphasis on guided discussions centered on the text, as opposed to lectures. In addition to developing a grasp of the foundations of these traditions, participants will also meet with people of influence in public life, including leading journalists, elected officials, and scholars. In this way they will seek to understand how these ideas can be effectively applied to the world of public affairs.


All prayer services and meals will take place in the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale, as will evening Beit Midrash (Jewish text-study) sessions, led by Rabbi Noah and Mrs. Sarah Cheses, Co-Directors of the Seif Jewish Learning Initiative on Campus at Yale. Shabbat programming, including meals and text-study sessions with important visiting scholars of Jewish Thought, will also take place in the Slifka Center.


Get more information about the seminar here.

Updated: Apr. 03, 2012