MEOR integrates the study of traditional Jewish texts with on-campus social activities and trips to Israel and other Jewish heritage sites for a comprehensive Jewish experience. Where will your journey begin?
MEOR’s Maimonides Leaders Fellowship provides the most promising Jewish students on leading U.S. campuses with a unique opportunity to explore Judaism at a level of depth and sophistication commensurate with their academic skills and aspirations. In a dynamic and open environment, students are introduced to classical Jewish philosophy, the relevance of Jewish wisdom to contemporary issues and Jewish perspectives on some of life’s most challenging questions.
Maimonides II offers students who have already completed the Maimonides Leaders Fellows program the opportunity to pursue the aspects of Jewish knowledge and experiences that they desire most through an exciting and thought-provoking combination of classes, guest speakers, group discussions, one-on-one learning sessions, Shabbatons, field trips and more. Within the Maimonides II framework, students complete a minimum number of semester hours by tailoring their personal learning experience to specific interests, questions, and topics.
For thousands of years, Shabbat has enriched the lives of Jewish individuals, families and communities around the world, bringing meaning and context to the week that was and renewed excitement for the week to come. Every week, each MEOR campus organizes a unique and inviting Shabbat experience – a delicious home-cooked meal complete with great company, singing and lively discussion. Students only need to register in advance to participate. All students are welcome.
MEOR offers opportunities for young women to discover, explore and celebrate Judaism together. Students are provided with opportunities to ask questions about gender roles, relationships, balancing work and family life, cherished Jewish traditions, women’s leadership and more in a comfortable and supportive environment that is responsive to their sensitivities and concerns. These unique encounters inform and enhance the Jewish experience for participants while allowing them to bond with educators and follow students in deep and meaningful ways.
One-on-one learning provides students with the unique opportunity to customize their personal journeys of Jewish growth with a guide who encourages critical thinking, in-depth questioning and open discussion without boundaries.
MEOR Poland is a powerful journey of history and heritage that explores the vibrancy of Jewish communities in Poland pre-WWII, the magnitude of the loss during the Holocaust, and the rebirth of Jewish life in the years that followed. Led by MEOR campus staff, world-class tour guides and Jewish educators, students visit the concentration camps and cities, meet with survivors and community builders, and probe the depths of the human heart and soul.
MEOR JInternship is an immersive 2-month summer experience in Israel that pairs leadership training and career skills development with high-level international internships in various fields of interest. While living and working in Jerusalem, students participate in guided study, explore the beauty and diversity of Israel via organized experiences, and are given ample time to tour Israel on their own.
MEOR Vision is “Meor 2.0″, the next-level Israel experience after the Meor Israel Trip. The two-week program includes dynamic lectures, one-on-one learning, hiking up North, exploring the desert down South, outdoor adventures, community service, fun evening activities, and free time. Together with outstanding Jewish educators and lay leaders, students delve into Talmudic discourse, acquire new skills in concentrated study of Jewish texts, learn leadership theory and technique, and undertake an engaging seminar focused on personal character development.
Sinai Retreats is a two-week summer experience that provides Jewish men and women an opportunity to explore what it really means to be Jewish. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Adirondacks, participants engage in a vibrant excursion through contemporary and classical Jewish thought, delving into questions about the practical and the profound and exploring Jewish ethics, identity and spirituality in a warm and open environment.
MEOR On The Hill presents students with an opportunity to take their leadership skills to a whole new level. Based in Washington, DC, this two-part program focuses on in-depth study of Jewish ethics and moral values and an intense Capitol Hill internship that offers hands-on activism experience.