You need to fill out our online application form to start the process. Your local Maimonides representative will contact you upon receiving your application for an interview. Participants in the Maimonides program still need to apply to the Israel trip separately if they would like to be considered for that opportunity.
In order to graduate and be eligible for the $300 stipend, participants must attend all 10 seminars (2.5 hour session each week for 10 weeks) and 2 shabbatons, and complete any requirements as explained by the Maimonides representative on their campus. Your eligibility must be approved prior to the beginning of the fellowship. Aish NY also reserves the right to reject a participant for failure to complete Maimonides requirements. Students who need to miss a session can make it up with their Maimonides representative outside of the regular meeting time by appointment. Please discuss the make-up policy with your local representative.
Maimonides welcomes students from a wide range of backgrounds from little to no knowledge of what it means to be Jewish, to having attended Sunday school or Jewish day school. Maimonides students may begin with some Hebrew or none at all. Some students may have primarily cultural or secular Jewish backgrounds, while others have more knowledge of Jewish practices and traditions. All are encouraged to learn, explore and grow as individuals – and all are welcome.
Aish rabbis and teachers are individuals who personally practice traditional Judaism while being supportive and committed to helping students become Jewishly educated, literate and empowered. Maimonides will be taught by a combination of your campus Rabbis and high-profile speakers from the professional and non profit world.
The Maimonides Leaders Fellowship is a relationship-driven program that places a premium on individual attention and participation. As such, Aish works to limit Maimonides class sizes. In addition, a significant financial investment is made in each student, which limits the number of available slots. Typical Maimonides programs include 30-40 students per track.