This July the Jewish Changemakers Fellowship jewishchangemakers.org will provide a three-week intensive cohort-based program for young adults ages 20-25.
Each week covers a new topic: professional development, community engagement and Israel.
Participants who complete the entire program (which involves about 1.5-2 hours of participation per day) receive a $500 stipend. Sessions begin July 6. Young adults may also sign up for individual sessions.
The fellowship is presented by the Jewish Federations of North America in parntership with several Jewish and young adult organizations.
Each cohort of 10 will work with a Jewish leadership mentor to create and develop a service project to help tackle a local need brought on by the COVID-19 global crisis.
Cohorts of 10 fellows can either be built by an organization and include all local participants, or fellows can be placed into a random cohort. Jewish Federation of Greater Portland Development Associate and young adult coordinator Nadine Menashe will lead a local cohort if there is sufficient local interest.
Applications open on June 15. Prior to that organizations are invited to anonymously nominate potential participants jewishchangemakers.org/nominate to receive communication from JFNA about the opportunity.