Global Israel Fellowship
The Global Israel Fellowship is a unique, fully-funded opportunity that provides a constructive space for young teen leaders to learn, grapple, explore, and engage with Israel. This exclusive group will navigate Israel’s story, the country’s many complexities, its challenges and triumphs—inclusive of all perspectives—and survey the ever-changing relationship between the Jewish State and community worldwide. Through tailored educational content, specialized facilitation trainings, and a comprehensive emphasis on practical application, we aim to develop a cadre of knowledgeable teen facilitators, capable of respectful Israel dialogue and nuanced and effective programming. Prospective Fellows can apply to be a part of the inaugural cohort today.
Rising Grades: 11–12
Cost: No cost, by application; completion of Fellowship includes $1,000 programming grant for your home community and $1,000 merit scholarship towards ILSI, ILTC, or International Kallah in summer 2021
Location: Primarily online with one in-person retreat
Application Deadline: June 30 at 11:59 PM ET
Cohort 1 (JULY: Two Week Intensive)
9:00 AM–11:00 AM ET
July 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
Cohort 2 (AUGUST)
12:00 PM–2:00 PM ET
August 2, 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26
*Please note that dates are subject to change.
What does the Fellowship entail?
Nine virtual learning sessions over the summer
Monthly virtual check-ins throughout the year
One in-person retreat in February 2021
Commitment to run three follow-up programs in your local community with mentorship
Opportunity to be part of an amazing cohort of global teen leaders
$1,000 stipend to run Israel programming in your home community
$1,000 off ILSI, ILTC, or International Kallah in summer 2021
Learning from some of the best and brightest thinkers and influencers on Israel
Tell me more about what I’ll be learning.
Our curriculum focuses on the makeup of Israel—its history, politics, people, and land, while also emphasizing development of core facilitation skills. The program opens with an intensive seminar that frames the importance of constructive deliberation and facilitation, followed by a series of in-depth experiential classes on Israel’s history and modern landscape. Our final seminars focus on learning sophisticated plug-and-play programming that can be brought back to your regions, as well as design thinking based support for building your own programs.
Who can apply for the Fellowship? How many participants are there?
The Fellowship is open to rising 11th through 12th graders from around the world. Ideal candidates are mature and creative thinkers with strong interpersonal skills and a passion for Israel and global Jewry. The Fellowship will be capped at fifty participants and will be run in two groups of twenty-five.
Do I need to know a lot about Israel to apply?
We welcome all teens who are interested in learning about Israel—no prior experience necessary! We strive to make sure our cohort represents a plurality of voices and views.
What is the application process like?
Prospective candidates are invited to apply here. The application consists of:
Finalists will be notified if they have been selected to participate in the Fellowship by June 30.
I’m already doing another summer program. Can I also do the Fellowship?
Yes, you can! The Fellowship timing enables prospective candidates to join in addition to their other summer experiences. While sessions are mandatory, they are only two hours long and can easily be worked in with other commitments.
Can you tell me more about the programming requirements?
Fellows commit to running three fully funded Israel programs in their home communities over the coming year—these programs can be on a chapter or regional level. Programs must fit guidelines that will be established during the Fellowship experience and will be run with close mentorship and guidance from expert staff.
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