2012-2013 Shapiro Family Fellowship Application Now Open

The Shapiro Family Fellowship program, now entering its fifth year, is looking for its next class of fellows. The fellowship program, which was created by the New York-based Shapiro family and run through UJA-Federation of NY, is designed to help future leaders of the worldwide Jewish community connect with peers and mentors in the United States and Israel.

This year the fifth class of Shapiro Family Fellows will be selected to participate on a 17-day trip to Israel featuring exclusive meetings with Israeli professionals and experts in the fellows’ chosen careers, as well as other high level leaders. Potential candidates should demonstrate intellectual curiosity about Israel and exhibit dedication to their careers.

Not only will selected fellows participate in a high level exploratory trip through Israel, but will also participate in year-long fellowship opportunities with the Shapiro Family Fellowship program and UJA-Federation of NY. Fellows will also gain access to the growing community and network of Shapiro Family Fellows, mentors and peers.

In 2011, the Shapiro Family Fellowship was awarded to 13 standout individuals ages 22 to 28 who currently live in the greater New York metropolitan area and who have previously been to Israel.

Key Facts

  • The dates for the fifth class of the Shapiro Family Fellowship trip are June 19th – July 5th, 2012.
  • Eligible candidates for the fellowship are between ages 22-28, live in the greater New York metropolitan area, and have traveled to Israel before.
  • Applications for the fellowship are due December 19, 2011.
  • To apply, please visit shapirofellowship.org/apply

If you are ready to take an active leadership role, or if you know someone who is a potential candidate, visit our website for more information shapirofellowship.org, or contact us at sarnas@ujafedny.org.