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.