The Maimonides Scholars Program is a two-week immersive summer institute for advanced high school students hosted at Yale University. The mission of the program is to immerse students in the foundational texts and great questions of Jewish and Western civilization; to explore the history and future of modern Israel; and to prepare them to be civically engaged, intellectually curious Jewish citizens and leaders.
We are seeking high school students (juniors and seniors) from diverse Jewish backgrounds who wish to push their intellectual limits and deepen their understanding of what it means to be both an American and a Jew in the modern world. Accepted students will study with some of the nation’s preeminent professors, journalists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, theologians, and civic leaders in intensive seminars and workshops. Speakers will includes Daniel Gordis, Bari Weiss, Michael Doran, Rachel Sabath Beit-Halachmi, Dan Senor, and many other prominent Jewish leaders in America and Israel. In all topics, we welcome vigorous and genuine debate. More important than any specific viewpoint is our overarching belief that the opportunity to wrestle with fundamental questions and big ideas is a worthwhile endeavor for its own sake and for what it can do in shaping future Jewish leaders.