Israel Engagement Fellowship Application

The JCRC's Margo and Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship, available to students in grades 10 through 12, is a free eight-part program that explores the trends on college campus and how Israel fits into broader conversations. Alongside friends, participants in the Israel Engagement Fellowship will explore the centrality of Israel in Jewish history, discover the many facets of Israel, examine the Israeli-Arab conflict, learn from differing narratives, and develop a uniquely personal Israel story.

Fellows will graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to engage with and advocate for Israel in their own unique and meaningful way.

Location, Dates, & Times for Fall, 2021 Cohorts:

  1. In person at Congregation Olam Tikvah in Fairfax, VA
    Sundays at 4:00 PM on October 3, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5, & 12
    Depending on the status of the COVID pandemic in the Fairfax area, this class may be moved online at any point. Notice will be provided in advance should the cohort need to move online.
  2. Online via zoom
    Sundays at 5:00 PM on October 3, 17, 24, November 7, 14, 21, and December 5, & 12
    A minimum of 15 registrants is required to ensure this option will take place.

IEF was created in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. The Fall, 2021 cohort is done in partnership with Congregation Olam Tikvah.

Participation is open to any 10th - 12th grader regardless of school/synagogue membership/affiliation.

Application deadline is Monday, September 27