Meet the First Cohort of Slingshot’s New Fellowship for Jewish Philanthropists

Slingshot, an organization that engages young Jewish philanthropists, has selected its inaugural cohort for its new Fellowship – a one-of-a-kind, highly customized program for young, Jewish philanthropists seeking to deepen their impact in the Jewish community and beyond.

The 11 Fellows, who hail from 7 states and range in ages from 23 to 33, have a variety of philanthropic and professional interests, including racial justice, food equity, international development and interfaith learning.

Over the course of their 18-month program, the Fellows will gain technical skills, build relationships with influential leaders, and develop a support system of peers to strengthen the quality and culture of their Jewish philanthropic experience.

Established in 2005 with support from a group of young philanthropists seeking to advance ambitious and innovative projects within Jewish life, Slingshot has evolved into a platform to reimagine Jewish philanthropic leadership and build a bolder, stronger Jewish future. With a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, Slingshot is harnessing the ambition and passion of the next generation and giving them the skills to be leaders and shape the world around them.

“I am inspired by the passion and commitment of our inaugural cohort of Fellows,” said Stefanie Rhodes, Slingshot’s CEO. “As these young leaders deepen their philanthropic identities, Slingshot is excited to support them on their journeys to making a meaningful impact in the Jewish community and the broader world.”

Philip Silverman, a Slingshot Board Member and Fellowship Chair explained, “There are very few opportunities for young Jewish philanthropists to come together to learn about themselves, each other, and the constellation of opportunities in Jewish life. I’m eager to see how the 2021 Slingshot Fellows will grow individually, and as a cohort, as they take on challenges that require empathic leadership and vital investments.”

The Fellows will participate in three retreats, 30 hours of mentorship, and two hours per month of learning throughout the length of the program. While all gatherings will be virtual for the time being, a thoughtful, dynamic experience has been uniquely crafted to inspire each participant on their philanthropic journey.

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