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David Hartman Center Fellowship

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America announces a new fellowship opportunity at the David Hartman Center for 2021-2022.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America announces a new fellowship opportunity at the David Hartman Center for Intellectual Excellence for 2021-2022 in the areas of Jewish Peoplehood, Politics/the Jewish Political Tradition, and Israel/Zionism.

Applications have closed for this fellowship.

About the David Hartman Center

The David Hartman Center is an incubator for emerging intellectual talent in Israel and North America, supporting upcoming scholars to become applied thinkers who will address the critical questions facing the Jewish people today.

About this Fellowship

This fellowship is a cohort-based training program that invites scholars to study major contemporary Jewish issues using the Hartman methodology, and to sharpen their ability to apply their scholarship to critical questions facing North American Jewry today. Fellows study the Institute’s core curriculum and engage in deepening their understanding of the American Jewish landscape, while participating in relevant topical research seminars with senior scholars hosted by the Kogod Research Center for the Contemporary Jewish Life. The fellowship includes opportunities for networking with scholars in the Kogod Research Center as well as mentoring from Hartman Senior Fellows.

For 2021-2022, we seek up to five scholars who are interested specifically in any of the following:

  • Jewish Peoplehood
  • Jewish Politics and/or the Jewish Political Tradition, and Jewish Pluralism
  • Israel and/or Zionism

We have seen many developments on these fronts in recent years for North American Jewry: notions of Jewish peoplehood once taken for granted have become more complicated by Jewish political and ideological divides; the relationship between American Jewry and Israel has become increasingly strained; and politics increasingly defines the narratives and value-systems of North American Jewry. Leaders across the spectrum are looking for ways to think about these new realities and how to articulate a compelling and values-laden vision for the Jewish future. The David Hartman Center Fellowship invites emerging scholars to consider these trends and challenges methodically and collaboratively and provides the intellectual training and the mentorship to mine their disciplines for ideas addressing these challenges.

Applications have closed for this fellowship


Applications will be considered from advanced doctoral and postdoctoral candidates in all fields that touch on Jewish Studies, as well as from ordained rabbis with a track record of scholarship or other published intellectual output.

Fellowship Structure

This fellowship is a one-year renewable commitment with an expectation of approximately one day per week during the academic year, as well as the following:

  • Fall 2021 orientation
  • Multi-day conference of Hartman fellows in winter 2022
  • An extended residency at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem during the summer of 2022


The fellowship is compensated with a $15,000 stipend and all expenses are paid for the summer Jerusalem residency.

At the Shalom Hartman Institute, we believe in the transformative power of ideas. And we are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of committed intellectual leaders capable of generating a renaissance in Jewish life through innovative ideas and applied scholarship. The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For questions or more information, contact Elana Stein Hain, Director of Faculty and Senior Fellow. Please include “DHC Application” in the subject line.

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