The Mandel Fellows in Jewish Education (MFJE)

September, 2008 – July, 2009

Source: The Mandel Leadership Institute 


The Mandel Fellows in Jewish Education (MFJE) is a one-year, residential fellowship program based in the Mandel School for Educational Leadership in Jerusalem from September through July. This fellowship is aimed at mid-career professionals with a proven track record in Jewish educational and communal leadership.


The program includes:
• Seminars on a wide range of topics including Jewish thought, educational theory and policy studies.


• One-on-one tutoring, in which fellows are paired with top scholars and/or practitioners in their respective fields whose role is to help fellows develop their projects and to serve as mentors for fellows' professional development.


• A weekly project workshop in which fellows present their work-in-progress to colleagues and faculty for ongoing feedback and input.


• Peer-lead colloquia, providing opportunities for fellows to compare and contrast conceptions of education and Jewish life from around the Jewish world.


• Seminars and site visits to explore Israel as a living laboratory of Jewish life, community and education.


• Individualized Hebrew study to allow fellows greater access to Jewish texts and to enable them to participate in an international conversation about the goals and methods of Jewish education worldwide.


Stipend and Expenses
The Fellowship covers the cost of transportation to and from Israel, rent, basic health insurance for the Fellow and her/his family, a book allowance, and a monthly stipend to cover living expenses for the duration of the program.

Updated: May. 13, 2008