Conferences and Leadership

Rabbi Dr Abraham Levy at the first conference held in Jerusalem in November 2013 at Mishkenot Sha’ananim

Rabbi Dr Abraham Levy at the first conference held in Jerusalem in November 2013 at Mishkenot Sha’ananim

The first conference of this type was held in Jerusalem in November 2013 at Mishkenot Sha´ananim

» See Programme

» See Conference Video

» See Rick Sopher´s Account

Subsequent public conferences, held in London, have included ‘Brain Death in Halacha’ and ‘Women in Halacha’.

» See Women and Halacha Panel 14th June 2017

Leadership Courses

With a similar aim to that of the Gap-Year Fellowship scheme, the Leadership Courses are designed to build up a cadre of lay leaders, educated to serve their communities through Torah study and with the ability to promote the virtues of tolerance, social harmony and mutual understanding for wide public benefit in accordance with the teachings of the Torah and as demonstrated in the life and works of Sir Moses Montefiore.

One of the great problems of Israeli society is the gulf between religious and secular Jews. The Montefiore Endowment enabled me to demonstrate the intellectual rigour, sensitivity and relevance of our religion to groups of very bright young secular Israelis and to leave them with a more positive approach to their heritage and an eagerness to learn more.
Rabbi Gideon Sylvester

Graduates from leading UK universities at Montefiore Leadership Course, Jerusalem 2015

Graduates from leading UK universities at Montefiore Leadership Course, Jerusalem 2015

The Courses are held at Mishkenot Sha´ananim, the first residential district to be built outside the walls of the city of Jerusalem, established by Sir Moses Montefiore in 1860. Its excellent facilities and historical overtones make it an ideal venue.

Fourteen élite post-graduate students from English-speaking universities were enrolled for the first course held in Mishkenot Sh´ananim, Jerusalem, which lasted for ten days. The participants received special training in community leadership; and as the Course focussed on study, inspiration and personal example, they were exposed to a variety of outstanding religious and secular personalities from Israel and beyond.
It is hoped to repeat the course in subsequent years, with cumulative benefit to English-speaking Jewish communities throughout the world.

See Programme
See Letter from participants

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