Sinai Scholars

DISCOVER your rich heritage. CONNECT with other Jewish students on campus. Become an EMPOWERED Jewish leader.

Through 8 Sessions, 3 Jewish Experiences and 1 Essay you will earn $350 and gain a new personal perspective on Your Judaism!

New Course: THE CORE

Starting: February 6 - March 25. Sessions will be on Wednesdays from 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (with a few exceptions).

Light dinner will be served.

Generous $350 stipend for all students who complete the course!

Is This Course for Me?

Hear what these students have to say!

How do I know that this course is for me before applying for it?

If you enjoy fun and lively conversations, if you want to challenge the status quo. If you want to discover how Judaism is relevant and forward-thinking or have questions about Judaism that are important to discuss. Then join the club, Sinai Scholars is for you!

This learning experience is different from any class you have ever attended. Sinai Scholars is not a series of lectures; it is a series of interactive discussions. It is not a repeat of what you experienced in Hebrew school; it is fun, stimulating, deep, and relevant. It is not a time to listen; it’s a time to question. It is not geared to tell you what to think; it provides an opportunity to explore Judaism’s rich heritage at your own pace with you in the driver’s seat.

If you want to know more about the course and how you can gain, call Rabbi Mendy at 07958.169.159.

When you apply, you will be asked a number of questions to help Sinai Scholars Head Office to determine if this course is for you. The Office will accept only those students whom they think are suitable based on their application responses.

Consider this; If you are Jewish, are ready to think out of the box, enjoy group discussions and good food and are willing to give it 2 hours a week for 8 weeks this term and would appreciate a $350 stipend. THIS IS FOR YOU!

Students Reflect


“What does Judaism mean to me? 3 months ago my answer was very different than what it is today. Sinai Scholars has helped me shape my understanding and my beliefs about what it means to be Jewish in the modern world.”

“I have gained a lot from my experience on the Sinai Scholars Course, discovering a deeper meaning in my religion and culture as well as developing beliefs I already held from my upbringing.”

“Learning as a group made me feel an even greater sense of community and reminds me that I am part of a greater family, I want to continue this introspective questioning as an expression of my Judaism and ensure the history of my community is echoed in my everyday life.”

“We discovered that we all have a mission and a purpose to fulfill. It was empowering to know this. This way of looking at life views “Meaning” as inherent, an inseparable part of life.”

“Judaism did not play a major role in my childhood, so I often did not engage with Jewish courses because I was worried how my lack of knowledge compared to other students. This worry was unfounded because at SS everything was explained clearly and simply without making assumptions about what was already known.”

(Chabad of Birmingham, Sinai Scholars Students, 2018)

Requirements

To complete the course and receive the $350 stipend you must attend each session and the 3 experiences, write an essay on a Jewish subject of your choice, a one page reflection paper on the course and complete an online exit survey. The 3 Experiences are; a Chessed (Tikun Olam) project that will be done in one of the sessions, the Shabbat experience and a Jewish field trip.
More info on these will be given at orientation and at a further point during the course. (Don’t worry, we are here to help you fulfill these requirements.)

More details and a full overview of the course with all the session dates and requirements can be found on the application page.

More for Sinai Scholars Students

Once you are a Sinai Scholars Student, you can enjoy unique opportunities such as joining the National Jewish Retreat, the Sinai Scholars Symposium and Mentor - Protege Programme!