Sinai Scholars Society
Sinai Scholars is a society that was founded in 2005 with the goal of empowering a core of future Jewish leaders with theological literacy. The society provides funding to run a course on Judaism each semester at over 50 campuses nationwide. The course is focused on examining the 10 commandments given to the people of Israel at Sinai from a modern, yet mystical, perspective. It provides members with the tools to analyze the ten commandments - the basic creed of Judaism - and derive from them the big ideas that drive Jewish religion, Jewish ethics and Jewish living in the modern world.
Each semester, 20 applicants are selected to participate in the course. The course consists of eight 2.5-hour sessions, an introductory session, a Shabbat experience, a Jewish life field trip and a graduation ceremony.
Members participate in each session, which, at Tulane's campus, will be led by Yochanan and Sarah Rivkin. Applicants that complete the entire course are eligible for a stipend of up to $350.
For the spring semester of 2015, the application process is open now. If you are interested in being part of the Sinai Scholars society, please apply at the Sinai Scholars website .
For Fall 206 the course will be offered on eight Mondays, from 7:30-10 PM. Please check your schedule and be sure that you are able to participate in all of the course activities before applying.
  • What does Judaism believe about G‑d?
  • How does our tradition handle painful "end-of-life" issues such as euthanasia, and "do not resusicate" orders?
  • Why is G‑d so interested in protecting property?
  • How does the commandment to honor parents inform us about the Jewish worldview on life, and G‑d's providence?
  • Are there really soulmates?

If you want to think about these, and many more, thought-provoking questions, be sure to sign up now for the Sinai Scholars program - Spring 2015.

Questions? Contact this semester's Sinai Scholars Coordinator, Lauren Desatnick at [email protected].

Here is the course schedule:

Orientation -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 7 PM

Lesson 1 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 2 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Shabbaton1 -
Friday, 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Shabbat Dinner, Preceded by Shabbat Services at 6 PM

Shabbaton2 -
Saturday, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Shabbat Lunch and Shabbat afternoon activities at Chabad

Lesson 3 -
Monday, 5 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 4 -
Monday, 5 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Field Trip -
Sunday, 12:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 5 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lesson 6 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Lesson 7 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Lesson 8 -
Monday, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM