Jewish Scholars Program

Connecting Jewish Youth & Inspiring Leaders


Named for US Senator Ben Cardin, a model Jewish leader, this program provides leadership training to teenagers passionate about combining community service and Jewish values. The 12 sessions merge mentorship and engaging education by influential leaders in the fields of law, finance, government and the nonprofit sector with hands on advocacy and leadership opportunities in Maryland and Washington, DC.

To provide leadership training from the perspective of classic Jewish Teachings to qualifying high school students interested in becoming leaders in the Maryland Jewish Community.

Each year all students who complete the program are awarded $150.

The 12 week program will take place on Monday evenings starting February 13th 2012 at Goldberg’s Bagels. Dinner will be served.

Application Process
1. Apply online at
2. Complete the essay
3. Submit one letter of recommendation by email to or fax to 410-764-2119