About the West Coast Clergy Student Fellowship

The Hartman West Coast Clergy Student Fellowship is an immersive cohort experience that welcomes students from seminaries across the denominational spectrum to create community and to learn and engage in dialogue together about the significance of Israel for North American Jewish life.

The cohort includes rabbinic and cantorial students and features high-level seminars focusing on learning new ways of thinking about Israel and its relevance for us as future clergy and for the communities we serve. Participants benefit from cross-denominational relationship building, deep learning on facilitating healthier conversations about Israel, and the opportunity to study with premier Shalom Hartman Institute faculty.

Through Jewish ideas-based content and the unique Hartman approach of applied Jewish thought, students will seek to create a new narrative on Israel, elevating the existing discourse from a crisis-based focus to one rooted in Jewish values and ideas.

The fellowship includes

  • Seminars taught by leading Shalom Hartman Institute of North America faculty in Los Angeles.
  • Opportunities for dialogue with students from other schools and movements.
  • Learning with local clergy leaders about the role of Israel in their work.