OU Fellowships


The OU Partners in Torah Fellowship is your chance to continue the inspiration of your Birthright Israel trip and receive a cash stipend for participating in a weekly learning program. The program is limited to only 120 students for the year 2018. Click here to apply.

Program Elements

  • Learn a variety of Jewish topics over the phone with a personal mentor.
  • Each study session is between 45 and 60 minutes a week.
  • Scholarship:
    • six sessions completed – $75
    • fourteen sessions completed – $200.
  • The program is limited to 120 confirmed registrants.

What will I study? — Jewish Philosophy, Ethics, or Holidays — or design your own learning experience based on the topics that interest you most.

Who will mentor me? Fellowship mentors are Jewishly knowledgeable men and women whose daytime hours are dedicated to their professional field (finance, law, medicine, and business to name a few) who volunteer to share their knowledge and professional expertise with inquisitive young Jewish men and women.

How do I become eligible for the Fellowships? After completing the online application, registrants will be called for a brief telephone interview. During this interview, registrants must confirm their interest in the program as well as provide more information such as their intended major or profession. Participants will be notified by email following their phone interview if they have been accepted into the program.

How do I become eligible for the Fellowship Rewards?

  • $75 award: Completing 6 sessions and a brief quiz
  • $200 award: Completing 14 sessions and a brief quiz

Are there additional benefits? Many OU Fellowships Alumni have benefited from including “Partners in Torah-OU Fellowships Alumni” on the “extra curricular activities” section of their resume. In addition alumni have the benefit of an ongoing relationship with a professional in their field.

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