Beit Midrash Fellow
New York /
SAR High School – Judaic Studies /
SAR High School is a mission-driven, co-educational, modern Orthodox Jewish high school committed to student-centered learning in a challenging and supportive environment.
The SAR High School Beit Midrash is a vibrant center for student and adult learning, a highly accessible resource center and, at the same time, a friendly gathering place. Our eight full-time Beit Midrash Fellows learn each day in the Beit Midrash which is, physically and philosophically, the center of SAR High School. All Judaic studies classes utilize the Beit Midrash and the Fellows for small group learning. Each fellow is mentored by Judaic Studies faculty members. The Fellows also help design and implement co-curricular activities which promote ruach, chesed, Medinat Yisrael, and SAR’s annual theme. Several Fellows have been hired as full-time faculty at SAR HS following the fellowship.
The fellowship follows the SAR High School calendar year. The hours are from 8:00 AM (Tefillah) until 4:35PM, Monday-Thursday and until 1:10 PM on Fridays. One evening a week Fellows learn for one hour after school with students. Fellows in graduate school will have some flexibility scheduling classes on one afternoon a week. The Fellows program has a stipend of $25,000.
The day is split between time spent learning/teaching with students under the guidance of classroom teachers and time devoted to furthering the fellows' own individual learning and group learning directed by Rabbi Shmuel Hain. The Beit Midrash Fellowship also features a pedagogy seminar with the outstanding administration and faculty of SAR as well as a Grand Conversation seminar with our principals.