Hillel International Expands Springboard Fellowship

Hillel International will expand its flagship Springboard Fellowship for recent graduates next fall through $1.5 million in new investments. The third cohort will bring 40 new young professionals to campus, creating a total network of 77 Fellows deployed across the country to engage students with innovative Jewish programming.

The ‘gimmel’ class of the Springboard Fellowship will, as in previous years, include an Innovation Track, which will train fellows to spark ideas, connect with students in new ways, and infuse creativity into campus Hillel programming. This track is ideal for recent graduates who may not previously have considered pursuing a career in Jewish communal life.

New this year is the Ezra Jewish Education Track, which will train Springboard Fellows to introduce Jewish learning to campus life by incorporating their passions for Jewish wisdom, history, and culture into their work with students. This track is ideal for recent graduates with an interest in Jewish education and deep roots in the Jewish community and will incorporate young professionals who are currently part of Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship.

Campus Hillels hosting the first cohort of Ezra Jewish Education Fellows include:

  • UC San Diego Hillel
  • University of Southern California Hillel
  • University of Delaware Hillel
  • Central Florida Hillel
  • Hillel Ontario – Waterloo
  • University of Kansas Hillel
  • University of Maryland Hillel
  • Rutgers University Hillel
  • Baruch College Hillel
  • Hunter College Hillel
  • New York University Hillel
  • University of Pennsylvania Hillel
  • Vanderbilt University Hillel
  • Hillel at Virginia Tech
  • Hillel Milwaukee

Campus Hillels hosting the new cohort of Innovation Fellows include:

  • Hillel 818
  • Hillel at Stanford
  • Beach Hillel
  • UCLA Hillel
  • George Washington University Hillel
  • University of Delaware Hillel
  • Georgia Tech Hillel
  • Cohen Hillel at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Hillel Ontario – Toronto
  • Hillel at Brandeis University
  • University of Maryland Hillel
  • University of Albany Hillel
  • Baruch College Hillel
  • Hillel at Ithaca College
  • Hillel of Buffalo
  • Queens College Hillel
  • The Ohio State University Hillel
  • Pennsylvania State Hillel
  • University of Rhode Island Hillel
  • Texas A&M Hillel
  • University of Vermont Hillel

Fellows will receive salary, benefits and ongoing professional development funded by a partnership between their campus Hillels and Hillel International, and through generous support from the Beacon and Shapira Foundation, Mosaic United, Marcus Foundation and the Diane and Guilford Glazer Foundation. The Ezra Fellowship was founded through a generous grant from the Maimonides Fund.

For more information and to apply, visit hillel.org/fellowships.