It will include a full day of student, professor, and business leaders, discussing, debating, and presenting on this year’s theme.
ANY student or alumni from ANY university who has the ideas, work ethic, and creativity to write and present a great paper!
Students attending the symposium should plan to arrive by 9:00am on Sunday April, 21st. The program will begin promptly at 10:00am after Morning Services (Shacharit) and end at 7pm followed by an award ceremony until 9pm.
For those that would like to arrive before Shabbat, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will ensure that all students whose papers are chosen to present will be accommodated with free board. Students will be hosted by their peers at NYU. We have also negotiated special rates for symposium participants at local hotels. Please contact email@example.com to arrange booking with the symposium rate.
1. Students whose papers are CHOSEN to be presented at the conference will have FREE TRIP TO NYC with all inclusive room, board, and travel!
2. Sinai Scholars Alumni whose papers are not being considered, or have not written papers are cordially invited to attend as a Sinai Scholars national event. Registration fee is waived for current Sinai Scholars students and alumni, which includes the conference and meals. Accommodations and travel will be the responsibility of the student attending.
3. The conference is open to any individual wishing to attend, although without compensation. A $36.00 registration fee applies. Please contact the central office at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for your attendance.
ABSOLUTELY! The Symposium submissions committee is HERE FOR YOU for ANY questions and guidance.
Please contact email@example.com to be paired with a personal mentor from the committee to assist you with any questions, resources, or guidance you may need.
Students are encouraged to consult their local Chabad Rabbis and the writing center at their respective colleges for source material, and resources.
To further assist in research materials the Sinai Scholars Society has compiled a 400+ page resource book including all classic sources on the Decalogue (Ten-Commandments) and is available to you as a resource book at your local Chabad House. Included in the book is also many papers written by academics, historians and researchers on the above topics for guidance.
A unique component that has been introduced for this conference is the student paper writing competition. Everyone is invited write papers (1500-2500 words, CLICK HERE for list of suggested topics) for presentation and discussion at the symposium.
Finalists attending the symposium will have the chance to present their papers to a panel of renowned academics during a colloquium session, argue their points, and be judged for the competition. Winner will be announced and receive an award at the end of the day at the closing session gala.
A committee of business leaders, professors, and rabbis will select the papers to be presented. Students are to submit a paper outline with; the paper topic, direction, and the sources to be referenced. Once receiving the outline, a member of the submissions committee will contact you regarding accepting for the competition. Outlines and paper submissions are to be e-mailed to: Submissions@SinaiScholars.com.
The process to will go as follows:
1. Submit proposal
a. Within one week we will notify you with critiques, ideas, and pair you with a mentor
2. Submit paper
a. Within one week we will get back to you with assessments
3. Submit final paper
We will begin accepting proposals on August 1st, 2012.
What is a proposal? A topic and bibliography
The following dates are final deadlines; we will not be accepting anything PAST these dates. We highly encourage every student to submit earlier to ensure more time for himself.
Deadline for proposal: February 15, 2013
Within one week, by February 22nd, we will notify you with critiques, ideas, and pair you with a mentor. Proposals for papers will not be accepted after this date.
Deadline to submit paper: March 1st
Within one week, March 8th, we will get back to you with assessments.
Deadline for final submissions: March 15, 2013
Papers to be presented will be chosen for their insight, analysis of Torah sources, conceptual organization, and original thought regarding the application of Torah ethics in today's world. Your topic should be thoroughly discussed in both secular and Judaic areas. Feel free to get creative-we are looking ofr any idea you have related to money presented in a unique, stimulating way. Papers must be 2000 words minimum. (CLICK HERE for list of suggested topics).
Papers will be printed in an annual academic journal sent to campuses worldwide.
You will be notified no later than March 21st of your acceptance.
This year’s symposium theme is “Money and Morality”.
This year's conference will be held at the state of the art Chabad @ NYU – 353 Bowery, NY, NY 10003
NYU is in lower Manhattan. Shuttles are available from LGA and JFK airports directly to downtown and midtown. Yellow cabs, trains, and buses are available throughout the city.
After your paper has been accepted by the committee, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate booking your travel.
The conference is open to anyone who wishes to attend. There is a nominal $36 fee for entry. The fee covers meals and refreshments throughout the day provided at the conference. Please contact the central office at email@example.com to arrange your attendance. The registration fee is waived for Sinai Scholars Alumni, see above.
We will ensure that all students whose papers are being considered will be accommodated with free board. Students will be hosted by their peers at NYU. We have also negotiated special rates for symposium participants at local hotels. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange booking with the symposium rate.
The symposium offers not only food for thought, but a selection of exquisite kosher cuisine that will delight your body and your soul. It will be a fully catered event with kosher cuisine presented for your dining pleasure.
If you have any specific requests, questions, or dietary considerations, please contact: email@example.com
Those who submit their travel itineraries and receipts two weeks prior to the conference will receive reimbursements at the conference. Itineraries and/or receipts that are submitted after that date will be reimbursed up to 6-8 weeks after your return.
Please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 718-221-6900 and ask for the Sinai Scholars admin desk with any further questions.
" Money and Morality " is a broad theme which allows students to focus their papers on a wide range of topics. The following are suggestions. Other ideas for topics may be submitted to the Organizing Committee for pre-approval. The selected papers must show insight, conceptual organization, and original thought regarding the application of Torah ethics in today's world.The general concept of Divine Revelation of Law/Ethics
The topics above are suggested topics; we are open to your ideas. Students are encouraged to consult with the writing center at their respective colleges and their local Chabad Rabbis for source material and resources.