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JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators

JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators

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Overview | Meet Our Fellows | Eligibility | Schedule | About Rabbi Yitz Greenberg 



The JJGI Fellowship for Rabbis and Senior Educators offers a select cohort of rabbis and senior educators the rare opportunity to engage personally with Rabbi Yitz Greenberg, one of the most influential Jewish thinkers of our time, whose theological vision and interpretation of the Jewish tradition have in many ways shaped contemporary American Jewish life. By participating in regular seminars, learning in havruta, and holding intimate conversations, fellows will learn directly with Rabbi Greenberg and other Hadar faculty, and develop their own philosophical and theological perspectives.

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 fellowship, all fellows will receive a $1,000 stipend in recognition of their time and commitment.


Meet Our 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.



  • 2-Day Opening Seminar (Virtual): December 15-16, 2021
  • Monthly Learning on Zoom. All sessions will be held at 12:00-2:15 PM Eastern / 9:00-11:15 AM Pacific:
  • January 4, 2022
  • February 1, 2022
  • March 1, 2022
  • April 5, 2022
  • May 3, 2022
  • 2-Day Closing Seminar (In-Person): June 8-9, 2022


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.”