COJECO Announces 2019-2020 Cohort

COJECO has announced the 12-person Cohort X of the COJECO BluePrint Fellowship. The Fellowship brings together a select group of Russian-speaking Jewish innovators, artists and intellectuals, to explore the link between personal identity and creativity.

Chosen through a competitive application and interview process, fellows are able to bring their ideas to life and engaged in this community-wide conversation.

The BluePrint Fellowship offers fellows a deeper historical and cultural perspective on the Jewish people and contemporary issues of the Jewish world today, with a unique focus on post-Soviet Jewry through a series of informal educational experiences. It motivates participants to become more active members of the Jewish community through a personal connection to and familiarity with an array of projects, organizations, and approaches to Jewish community life.

It provides fellows with the tools to develop successful community projects through hands-on professional workshops and peer-to-peer review. It also guides Fellows in setting clear goals for project objectives, offers options for achieving desired goals and outcomes, and identifies possible resources that go beyond traditional methods.

  • Russian Jewish community projects created since 2008: 140

  • Projects continuing beyond their Fellowship year: 55

  • New Jewish nonprofit organizations resulting from BluePrint projects: 6

  • Fellows who became Jewish professionals or lay leaders: 40

  • People engaged by the BluePrint Community Projects: 13,000+

For more information about BluePrint and the current cohort, visit the COJECO website.

COJECO is a Core Partner Agency of the UJA-Federation of NY and is supported by the Genesis Philanthropy Group.