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Graduate Theological Union offers fellowship for working Jewish communal professionals

The Jewish Community Fellowship of the Graduate Theological Union, a Berkeley-based religious higher education institution, is accepting applications for a tuition-free course on Jewish theology, literature and culture for the fall semester.

The fellowship is designed for Jewish educators and professionals to explore contemporary and ancient philosophical questions at the graduate level. Fellows will choose one of the three courses offered by GTU’s Richard S. Dinner Center for Jewish Studies.

Applications, which include a 250-word essay, are due by Aug. 20.

Course topics include Jewish mysticism, Jewish identity in the modern world and rabbinical Judaism. Applicants must have at least one year of experience in Jewish education or the professional Jewish community, and not be a current GTU student. The fellowship is funded by the Laszlo N. Tauber Family Foundation.

Classes begin the week of Sept. 2 at GTU, 2400 Ridge Road, Berkeley. Application and more information here, or email Deena Aranoff, daranoff@gtu.edu.