About the Fellowship

These are the things that have no measure: Honoring one’s Father and Mother, Acts of Kindness, and Bringing Peace Between a Man and His Fellow. But the Study of Torah is Equal to them all.

Mikshnah Pe’ah 1:1

As Jews, we must learn and study the Torah, the Jewish People’s richest resource. The Torah is the basis of our existence as a People. It connects us to our past and in it are our hopes for the future.

The Torah Scholar Fellowship offers a one-year mentoring program with Temple Beth Am’s Senior Rabbi Jeremy Barras on the study of the Torah.

Limited to only two 9th–11th grade students interested in deepening their understanding of our ancient sources, this unique year-long program offers an academic space to increase students’ identity with the Jewish People, their love of the Land of Israel, their love of text and their love of Torah.

“I had the experience of studying the entire Torah from Genesis to Deuteronomy with Rabbi Barras over the course of 5781. What makes the Torah Scholar program so meaningful and impactful is that I was able to harness my appreciation for Jewish culture and tradition with newfound knowledge of our people’s richest resource. I was able to connect with Judaism on a more profound level and become a greater advocate for the Jewish people and against Antisemitism. As a result of this program, I intend to double-major in Judaic Studies in college.” — Daniel

For more information or to apply for the fellowship, Tamara Donnenfeld, Director of Lifelong Learning, 786.364.9416, [email protected].

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