Paideia, the European Institute for Jewish Studies in Sweden, educates leaders of Europe – academicians, artists, and community activists – towards fluency in Jewish sources. The Institute offers a one-year Jewish Studies Program, dedicated to the study and interdisciplinary interpretation of Jewish textual sources, and some students are supported by Paideia’s One Year Fellowship in Jewish Studies. Fellows spend eight months at Paideia in Stockholm, Sweden with the possibility of completing a Master in Jewish Civilizations at the Hochschule für Jüdische Studien in Heidelberg, Germany. The fellowship includes student tuition, student accommodation, and a monthly stipend towards living costs.
The Jewish Studies program offers a combination of traditional textual study methodology (hevruta), an academic and critical approach to interpretation, and an applied dimension answering to contemporary needs, making it a unique program. The program also includes language study in Hebrew Ulpan, taught four hours a week on three different levels. The amount of Hebrew studies is equivalent to one semester of exclusive full-time study.
Applications are due March 1 and prior study experience in Jewish texts or Hebrew is not required.