Israel Engagement Fellowship Application

The JCRC's Margo and Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship, available to students 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.

The Spring, 2020 cohorts will take place at B'nai Israel Congregation, Beth Sholom Congregation, and Congregation Har Shalom on the following days:

  • B'nai Israel Congregation: Wednesdays from 6:00 - 8:00 PM
    January 22, 29; February 5, 12, 19, 26; & March 4
  • CLASS FULL - Beth Sholom Congregation: Sundays from 5:00 - 7:00 PM
    January 12, 26; February 2, 9, 23; & March 8, 22
  • Congregation Har Shalom: Sundays from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
    January 12, 26; February 2, 9, 23; & March 8, 22

All groups will meet together on Wednesday, March 11th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM for our session with guest speakers

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

IEF was created in partnership with The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.