What is the future of Jewish education? Who is the future leadership?
ATID has been established in order to enable talented men and
women, young professionals from all fields, who have a rich background in Torah
study, to develop the tools to make informed decisions about the education of
the next generations. We have established ATID to help shape and develop the future
of educational leadership in our community.
future leaders and visionaries will be the teachers and
builders of educational institutions, members of the boards of directors, and
the forces in setting the educational agenda within the Jewish community in
Israel and abroad.
ATID deals with problems in the philosophy of education, and
education in an ideologically charged Jewish world. We expose our participants
to the critical problems in education-all the while endeavoring to create a meaningful
dialogue and serious inquiry between the participants and our staff.
In the coming academic year the ATID Fellowship will again be
comprised of a select number of people who have shown early promise of taking a
role in educational leadership. Fellows are generally in the first 5-10 years of
their professional life, and have at least a BA (or equivalent). The fellowship
is awarded for two consecutive academic years, and the academic program runs
from September-June (inclusive). The major components of the program include:
Group Meetings on Critical Issues Facing Jewish
Meetings take place on alternate Monday evenings* (7:00-9:00
PM) focusing on the dynamics of education in the Modern Orthodox community.
Occasional meetings with outstanding personalities in Jewish education and
leadership take place within this framework as well. Facilitated by a member of
the ATID faculty, the sessions are an opportunity for the Fellows to
“process” the many stimuli presented by the program as well as those from
their professional experiences. Fellows submit written statements or position
papers in advance of each session (distributed by e-mail), which serve as the
basis for setting the agenda. [* Day of week subject to change.]
Individual/Group Research Project
Each Fellow, together with a team of colleagues, is assigned a
senior mentor. This group embarks upon research associated
with a specific issue within Jewish education to which ATID is
committed. The projects, which will conceivably take many
different forms, bridge the gaps between the underlying
theories and the world of practice. Each group meets on
alternate Fridays (between 9:00 and 11:30 AM). In addition,
there are occasional meetings between the Fellow and the
mentor to address issues specific to his or her work and the
Fellow’s specific area of responsibility within the team. In
the second year of the fellowship, Fellows may request to work
on an independent project with a mentor. Although research
topics must meet the approval of the faculty, Fellows will be
given broad latitude to explore areas of inquiry, given that
they can demonstrate the importance to themselves and the
Fellow is paired with a senior educator who serves as
mentor to the individual or team research project, but who also serves as a
resource and guide as the Fellow processes the content of the program in-toto to
his or her own personal and professional life. Through relationships that are
established, we provide a meaningful, growth-oriented partnership which (on one
level) expands the participant’s level of professional contacts, and (on a
deeper level) provides the mentoring which is necessary for bringing a young
professional into contact with the deep, significant thinking that is necessary
for the personal growth that the participants experience. The senior educators
guide the Fellows as they enter state-of-the-art practices and thinking, and
will remain partners and colleagues with the Fellows throughout their careers.
Preference will be given to applicants who wish to use
the fellowship as an opportunity to launch new initiatives in Jewish
education—in Israel or the Diaspora.
Each Fellow will receive a yearly stipend of $3,500
(US), for two consecutive years.
Fluency in Hebrew and English necessary. Fellows must
have daily access to the Internet and e-mail.
ATID is an independent, privately funded institution
which aims to foster new and significant thought on the crucial issues
facing Jewish education among future leaders in the field-students,
young educators, and other professionals who will serve as lay leadership.
ATID is partially funded by Keren Chaim ve-Chesed, TEI-Torah Education
in Israel, Keren Keshet, Legacy Heritage Fund and through the generosity
of private donors.
If you are interested in receiving an application, please send an
updated CV by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 02-567-1723.
Qualified individuals will be invited to complete the application
process. Please be certain to indicate your contact information and
date of birth.
It is the responsibilty of the applicant to confirm that the CV and all
subsequent application materials have been received by our office.
Deadline: April 23, 2009. Consideration will be given to complete
applications received in advance of the deadline.
For the application in Hebrew,