Applications now open for Jeremiah Fellowship (due August 7)

Join the 2011 cohort of Jeremiah Fellows!  Apply now!

We are seeking creative, dynamic young Jews who are: already volunteer leaders or have leadership potential, passionate about making our community better, and actively interested in building community.

The Jews United for Justice Jeremiah Fellowship trains a select group of young adults (ages 25-35) to become the next generation of Jewish social justice change makers. During the nine-month program, Fellows meet twice monthly and for two weekend retreats to learn different techniques of putting values into action, to meet with Washington’s Jewish and activist leaders, and to study Jewish texts and traditions. Participants graduate with concrete skills in community organizing, activism, grassroots fundraising, and leadership techniques, better equipped to pursue their own volunteer work and careers in the social justice field.

We are committed to the diversity of each cohort of Fellows. While most of our last cohort fell into the 25-35 age range, we also had a few dynamite Fellows on either side of that range. We encourage people of all Jewish backgrounds to apply, and no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish texts necessary. Retreats will feature kosher food and Shabbat-friendly activities. Applications are due Sunday, August 7.

For more information, go to bit.ly/applyJeremiah2011. Questions? Email Rabbi Elizabeth Richman at rabbi@jufj.org.