Boston Bridges Fellowship

A Fellowship for Religious & Communal Leaders

Sponsors: Hebrew College & Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries

Need: We live in an age of unprecedented interaction among people
with different religious identities and communal affiliations. In order to
foster a healthy democratic society and enrich our religious communities, we
need leaders that can help their constituents engage this diversity in
constructive and meaningful ways. 

Response: Hebrew College is excited to present the
Boston Bridges Fellowship Program for emerging religious and communal leaders.
The purpose of the initiative is to provide outstanding individuals the
opportunity to develop sustained relationships with peers from different
religious and cultural contexts and to refine and deepen their leadership
skills for service in a diverse society. 12 Fellowships will be awarded annually. 

Program Structure: The Boston Bridges program will consist of 9
in-person meetings (once monthly from September to May) on the Hebrew College
campus in Newton, MA. Each meeting will include an informal dinner (30-45
minutes), a leadership development presentation (45-60 minutes), and group
discussion (45-60 minutes). Sessions will be led by Hebrew College faculty and
staff, as well as outstanding religious, cultural, and civic leaders from the
Greater Boston area. Fellows will also be invited to introduce each other to
their respective religious communities in creative ways.

How to apply: The 2018-2019 application is now available here or via:


Application deadline: July 31, 2018.

2018-2019 fellows will be
selected by August 15, 2018.

For further information, contact Miller Center Associate Director, Rev. Soren M. Hessler:


Rabbi Or Rose

Rev. Soren Hessler
Associate Director