Applications have opened for the 2013 Jewish Thought and Enduring Human Questions program. The application deadline is March 1 for those enrolled at an Israeli university. It is February 15 for all others.
The program is open to undergraduates (first degree students) and students in the early stages of graduate or professional school programs.
In addition to your basic biographical information, the application system will ask you to respond to these essay prompts:
- Please describe, in 200 words or less, what you would like to be doing in 10 years.
- Please choose one of the following essay prompts and submit an essay response of 1000 words or less:
- Describe your interest in Judaism and Jewish Thought. Please be specific about texts, ideas, teachers and/or mentors that have shaped this interest.
- Provide an analysis of what you see as the most pressing problem facing the Jewish people today.
You will be asked to submit a writing sample of up to fifteen pages (in English or Hebrew). You will also be asked for a letter of reference. These are generally submitted by people who know you in some capacity from professional, academic, or communal life. Common recommenders include professors, rabbis, and work supervisors.