Jewish Community Fellowship

The Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies (CJS) at the Graduate Theological Union (GTU) is pleased to offer a fellowship for Bay Area Jewish educators and community professionals. Established in 2017, the Jewish Community Fellowship provides full tuition for a single course in Jewish Studies at the GTU. Participants in the fellowship will become part of a cohort of students exploring the intersection of critical studies and Jewish communal endeavors. In addition to the course for credit, fellows participate in a two-day workshop on Jewish education led by senior faculty in the field.

Eligibility: Applicants should have at least one year of experience as a Jewish educator or as a Jewish community professional. The fellowship is open only to individuals who are not currently enrolled at the GTU.

Applications: To apply for the fellowship, applicants must submit a 250-word essay in which they describe their work in the Jewish community and how advanced Jewish studies at the GTU will serve this broader commitment. The application essay should also include a description of how graduate credit will serve the applicant’s career goals. Please note that fellows are required to satisfy all course requirements as part of their participation in the fellowship. Students apply for the fellowship via the admissions office of the GTU. Applications are due at least two weeks before the start of each semester. For information about the fellowship or studies at CJS, please contact Deena Aranoff, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies. For information about admissions or to arrange a campus visit, please contact GTU Director of Admissions, Andrea Sheaffer

Apply for the Fellowship 

Please note that community members are also welcome to take our courses as auditors. To learn more about our Community Education program, please contact the GTU Admissions office

The GTU would like to thank the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation for their generous support of this program.