Tikvah Institute for High School Students
The goal of our summer fellowships, the Tikvah Scholars Program and the Maimonides Scholars Program, is to expose intellectually curious students to the great texts of the Jewish and Western canons. Our readings will allow students to wrestle with foundational questions in Jewish texts as well as great works of literature, philosophy, politics, economics, law and leadership - all guided by world-class faculty in a collaborative, collegiate environment.
The heart of our program is in our text-based seminars—rich, probing, and spirited discussions, where all students - and even teachers - come to the table as equals in the quest for truth. All the seminars focus on open-ended topics that lend themselves to debate and deep, serious conversations. Rather than trying to answer all questions, we seek to introduce students to questions and conversations that will endure for a lifetime.