Apply Now for the Shapiro Family Fellowship

Shapiro-banner-fall-2013-v2The Shapiro Family Fellowship is now seeking its seventh class of fellows for a yearlong, highly selective experience designed to cultivate future leaders of the New York area Jewish community.

The fellowship includes:

  • Yearlong programming that provides meaningful personal and professional development, and deepened knowledge of Israel, the New York Jewish community, and UJA-Federation of New York.
  • A 10-day trip to Israel where fellows will explore internal social, economic, and political topics and issues of Jewish identity; connect with Israeli peers; and meet with Israeli professionals from parallel work fields.

Candidates for the fellowship must be between 22 and 28-years-old, live in the greater New York metropolitan area, and must have traveled to Israel at least once prior to application.

The Shapiro Family Fellowship is a highly selective, yearlong experience designed to cultivate future leaders of the New York Jewish community through high-level discussion with peers, leaders, and mentors in the United States and Israel. The Shapiro Family Fellowship believes that a deepened understanding of the complexities of Israel is core to inspiring future change-makers. The fellowship, conceived and funded by the New York-based Shapiro family, is operated by UJA-Federation of New York.

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The fellowship application deadline is Monday, November 25, 2013.

Interviews will take place in person from Monday, January 6 through Friday, January 10, 2014.

Selected fellows must participate in all yearlong activities beginning in March 2014 through March 2015.