Source: Bronfman Youth Fellowship
The Bronfman Fellowship is a vibrant network of 1,200+ pluralistic young Jews from Israel and North America. The program begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid trip to Israel. Fellows explore deep existential questions and Jewish ideas while building friendships with peers who challenge and inspire them. If you are intellectually adventurous, Jewish, and currently in 11th grade, apply to The Bronfman Fellowship!
Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a five-week, all-expenses-paid summer in Israel, where Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, and meet with some of today's most influential figures. With the guidance of a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts, from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another.
The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual experiences and a Spring seminar in the United States, usually in the Northeast. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1200+ alumni community.
High school students in the 11th grade who self-identify as Jewish, who are from the United States and Canada, and who will be 16 years old or older by July 1, 2019, are eligible for the Fellowship. (11th-grade students who are too young can apply in the 12th grade.) The Fellowship begins the summer after 11th grade. It covers round-trip transportation between New York and Israel, educational programming, and room, board and travel while in Israel. Room and board at orientation and the Spring Seminar are also included. Limited additional subsidies (based on need) are available to defray costs of travel to interviews, to New York for the summer program, and for follow-up alumni activities.
All application materials are due by November 30, 2018.
- Summer Dates: July 1 - August 7, 2019
Get more information and apply here.