The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship is seeking recommendeded candidates for the International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship which will take place in Mexico on June 20-27, 2016.

The Nahum Goldmann Fellowship, sponsored by the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, provides an intensive experience in Jewish living, learning and leadership for young men and women from around the world between the ages of 25-40 who show serious interest in Jewish culture and demonstrate a potential for individual growth and communal leadership.

The Memorial Foundation has organized twenty-seven International Fellowships since 1987 in Western and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Australia, Southeast Asia, South Africa, Latin America and Israel.  Following each of the past seminars, Fellows returned to their communities and took steps to assume leadership positions.

Candidates can apply on line by clicking on this link .

Completed applications should be returned to by April 15, 2016.


The Mexican Fellowship will deal with the following themes:

  • Trauma vs. Transcendence – A Historical Perspective
  • Thriving or Drifting – Future Jewish Community Scenarios
  • Israeli Communities in Transformation
  • Jewish Identity in Contemporary Society

Faculty in the past included some of the most distinguished academics and scholars from around the Jewish world.  Faculty at this International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship will include, among others,

  • Prof. Ismar Schorsch, President, Memorial Foundation, Professor of Jewish History and former Chancellor, Jewish Theological Seminary of America
  • Prof. Saul Berman, Adjunct Professor, Columbia University School of Law
  • Prof. Daniel Fainstein, Dean, Universidad Hebraica, Mexico
  • Prof. Charlotte Fonrobert, Assoc. Prof. of Religious Studies (in Judaism), Stanford University
  • Prof. Channa Pinchasi, Research Fellow, The Shalom Hartman Institute, Director of the Be’eri School for Teacher Education
  • Prof. Jacob J. Schacter, University Professor of Jewish History and Jewish Thought, Yeshiva University
  • Prof. Steven Windmueller, Professor of Jewish Communal Service, Hebrew Union College

We believe that the Fellowship in Mexico in June 2016 will be as successful as the previous twenty-seven that have preceded it.      We hope that you will give this matter your personal attention.

Best wishes

Rabbi Jeni S. Friedman
Executive Vice President

Nahum Goldmann Fellowship søger kandidater

Deadline for applikation: April 15, 2016

Additional information about the Nahum Goldmann Fellowship is available on the website,