Overview: Application for a Benno-Jacob / Bertha-Pappenheim Scholarship

The application deadline for the Winter Semester 2023/2024 ist 01 August 2023. The application document can be found here

  • Acceptance to the rabbinical or cantorial training programme of either the Abraham Geiger Kolleg, the Zacharias Frankel College or the Rabbinerseminar zu Berlin.
  • non-German citizenship
  • enrollment at a state or state accredited university, technical university, teachers college, polytechnic, art college or music college in Germany. High-school graduates may also apply.

  • The application deadline for the Benno-Jacob / Bertha-Pappenheim Scholarship Programme ends on 01 August 2023 for the winter semester 2023.
  • The admissions seminar will take place digitally in August 2023.

  • We expect above average scholastic and academic acheievement, and also engagement above and beyond: in the jewish community, in youth work, in student organisations and in wider society.
  • After acceptance into the scholarship programme, each scholar is excpected to have regular contact with the academic advisors „Vertrauensdozent*innen“ and after ending the scholarship to be engaged in the alumni work of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk.
  • We expect a high level of participation in the „ideellen Förderung“ and engagement within student structures.

For the application we require the following documents:

  • a letter of motivation, which details why you would like to receive a Benno-Jacob / Bertha-Pappenheim scholarship (max. 2 pages)
  • Acceptance letter for the rabbinical or cantorial training programme of the relevant college or seminary.
  • a current CV
  •  if applicable employment reference or equivalent
  • proof of enrollment
  • if applicable internship and training certificates
  • if applicable university grade reports
  • passport copy; please note that if you do not possess the citizenship of an EU-member state, then you also need to provide proof of a current residency permit.
  • references about your societal engagement
  • at least two letters of recommendation (no set form required)

The references and the letters of motivation musst be sent directly to the Jewish Future Forum team (wita@eles-studienwerk.de) References and letters of recommendation which are sent by applicants cannot be accepted.

Contact Persons

Jewish Future Forum | Global Jewish Leadership Programme

Rabbiner Maximilian Feldhake
(030) 31998170-52

Jewish Future Forum | Global Jewish Leadership Programme

Isabella Wita
(030) 31 99 81 70-51