The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies has proposed a new course in Jewish leadership.
The program would involve a year studying Jewish Studies in Oxford, equivalent to a masters course, followed by a year of leadership studies at the Said Business school.
Part of the proposal includes offering five to ten students from around the world a full scholarship to study the new course.
Centre President David Ariel described this Global Jewish Leadership Scholars Programme as the ‘Rhodes scholarship for the Jewish world.’ Ariel added, ‘There would also be an option for those already working in Jewish communities. They could take the course on a part-time basis, doing modules in leadership from Said and in Jewish studies from us.’
If the proposal is successful it would be the first degree level course of this type in Britain. Ariel hopes to launch the scheme by 2014 and the scholarship is projected to cost around Â£500,000 annually.
The centre currently offers an MSt in Jewish Studies.