THE CENTER FOR MODERN TORAH LEADERSHIP AWARDS 2009 SUMMER BEIT MIDRASH FELLOWSHIPS
2009 SBM will focus on the theme “Toward a Jewish Ethic for Journalism”
SHARON, MA: The Center for Modern Torah Leadership, the intellectual catalyst of Modern Orthodoxy, is proud to introduce the Fellows for its 2009 Summer Beit Midrash. Fellows include men and women from leading universities,yeshivot, and seminaries with advanced textual skills and a passionate commitment to learning Torah in an environment that welcomes the moral challenges of modernity as spiritual opportunities and sees recognition of each human beings as a Divine Image as a fundamental assumption andtelosof Torah study.
The Summer Beit Midrash is an intense and exhilarating learning program that allows Fellows to pursue compelling questions with intellectual rigor and ethical integrity in the framework of a warm and challenging Orthodox community, and to experience themselves as active contributors to the halakhic conversation. This year's seminar, our thirteenth, will center on the theme "Toward an Orthodox Ethic for Journalism." It will run from July 6 – August 10 at Young Israel of Sharon, 100 Ames Street.
SBM is headed by CMTL Dean Rabbi Aryeh Klapper, with an array of distinguished guest lecturers including Rabbi Howard Jachter, author ofGray Matters Volumes 1-3and a member of the Elizabeth Beit Din and of the RCA Halakhah Commission; Binyamin Appelbaum, reporter on national economic issues for theWashington Post, who, while at theCharlotte Observer, was among the first to spot the emerging foreclosure crisis; and Mark Jurkowitz, Associate Director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism, and formerBoston GlobeOmbudsman and Media Critic.
SBM Fellows will lead a variety of public learning opportunities during the seminar, including one-on-one study, thematic text-study groups, and formal classes. For more information, please contact Anne Sendor atModernTorahleadership@gmail.com. For more information about CMTL and its programs, as well as for many terrific articles and audio and video classes, please seewww.torahleadership.org.