Princeton Yeshiva Fellowship
This Fellowship is a year-long fellowship that is ongoing and not accepting new applications -- To express interest in a future Yeshiva fellowship, please contact Sara Wolkenfeld.
The Princeton Yeshiva Fellowship (PYF) provides a framework for creating a community of dedicated students of Torah. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage participants to make an ongoing and meaningful commitment to Torah learning in the context of a demanding academic schedule. Fellows will develop and grow in Torah knowledge and skills in a way that is integrated with their lives as students at an elite university.
While all PYF shiurim are open to the general public, the subsidized dinners, subsidy for further education, and special leil iyun evenings in New York, are reserved for admitted fellows who commit to the full program as per the description below:
I. Weekly iyun shiur in Talmud on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6. This shiur will be given by David Wolkenfeld and will commence following the Fall haggim and will skip midterms week, reading week, and final exam weeks. Shiurim will take place on the following dates:
October, 16, November 6, 13, November 20, November 27, December 4, December 11
February 5, February 12, February 19, February 26, March 5th, April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30
II. Independent preparation. Fellows are expected to devote two hours each week (preferably in the CJL building) preparing for the iyun shiur. Students who are unsure of their ability to prepare mekorot independently are encouraged to apply. We are committed to providing whatever help is needed for those "advanced beginners" and "ambitious intermediates" who wish to be part of the fellowship and are willing to work hard.
III. Weekly student-lead bekiut Tanakh habburah. Fellows will take turns teaching, with the guidance and support of Sara Wolkenfeld, to each other over dinner on Sundays. Dinner will be subsidized for juniors, seniors, and graduate students.
IV. Subsidy for Further Education. Fellows will receive a reimbursement of up to $200 towards their further Jewish education. This money can be used, for example, to fund tuition at a learning
program, travel to Israel, or to purchase sefarim.
V. Exclusive Leil Iyun. In January and May, the fellows will travel to New York City for a leil iyun at a New York City beit midrash and enjoy intimate access to some of the most compelling and dynamic Torah scholars.
VI. PYF t-shirt!
Please contact Rabbi David Wolkenfeld (dwolkenf@) or Rabbanit Sara Wolkenfeld (wsara@) for information.
Fill out our Fellowships Common Application to apply.