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JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators

JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators

Applications are now closed. If you have any questions, please reach out to Julia Chatinover.

Overview | 2021 Fellows | Eligibility | Schedule | About Rabbi Yitz Greenberg | Application




The JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators is a unique opportunity combining professional development and personal and spiritual growth. Fellows will study with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, engaging with his core ideas on Jewish theology, and developing and deepening their own theological perspectives. After the fellowship is concluded, fellows will translate their learning into practice by teaching Torah inspired by their fellowship and Rabbi Greenberg’s theology in their home communities and beyond.

Upon completion of the JJGI Fellowship, all fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend in recognition of their time and commitment.


Meet Our 2023 Fellows




This fellowship is for mid-career rabbis and senior educators. Any rabbi or educator with at least 5 years of experience and an eagerness to engage in transformative Jewish learning and thinking is encouraged to apply.



  • Opening Seminar in New York, NY on January 29-31, 2023
  • Zoom Sessions on the 2nd & 4th Monday of the month. All sessions will be held at 12:00-1:30 PM Eastern / 9:00-11:30 AM Pacific
    • February 13
    • February 27
    • March 13
    • March 27
    • April 24
    • May 15 
  • Closing Seminar on June 11-13, 2023. Format TBD.


About Rabbi Yitz Greenberg


Rabbi Irving (Yitz) Greenberg serves as the President of the J.J. Greenberg Institute for the Advancement of Jewish Life (JJGI) and as Senior Scholar in Residence at Hadar. Rabbi Greenberg was ordained by Beth Joseph Rabbinical Seminary of Brooklyn, New York and has a PhD in history from Harvard University. He has had a long and notable career in the service of the Jewish people. He served in the rabbinate, notably at the Riverdale Jewish Center in the 1960s. He served as professor and chairman of the Department of Jewish Studies of City College of the City University of New York in the 1970s. Together with Elie Wiesel, he founded CLAL: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, which offered pluralistic Jewish learning for Jewish communal leadership and programs of intra-faith dialogue for rabbis of every denominational background. From 1997 to 2008, he served as founding president of Jewish Life Network/Steinhardt Foundation which created such programs as birthright Israel and the Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education.

Rabbi Greenberg’s thought and work spans a variety of topics related to modern Jewish life including, modern and postmodern Jewish religious thought, the ethics of Jewish power, the theology of covenant, pluralism and interfaith dialgoue, the Holocaust as a civilizational turning point, and on the establishment of Israel as the beginning of what he names “the third era of Jewish history.”



Applications are due by Tuesday, November 1, 2022.