Teen Leadership Opportunities

We are excited to announce two 2023-24 leadership opportunities for Jewish teens now accepting applications:

Both programs are for Jewish teens in 10th-12th grade who are interested in social action to make our world a better place by embracing their own identities and what matters most to them. Applications are open. Learn more:

About Kol Koleinu

The Meyer-Gottesman Kol Koleinu Teen Feminist Fellowship is a distinctive opportunity for young Jewish feminists to learn how to effectively speak their minds and create the change they want to see in the world.

Offered in collaboration with NFTY and with support from USY, this year-long fellowship invites teens of all genders to learn how to apply a Jewish feminist lens to the world, ask powerful questions, deepen their knowledge about social change, and amplify their voices to share their beliefs and express a call to action. Finally, fellows hone their skills by creating a tangible social change project.

About Kumi

Kumi: An Anti-Oppression Teen Leadership Experience is a new program for Jewish teens to prepare for bold leadership and activism to interrupt racism, antisemitism, and other manifestations of oppression. Together, Kumi participants will contribute to the building of more inclusive communities and movements for justice as Jews.

Kumi participants will engage in a four-day, in-person learning-intensive retreat in the fall followed by a monthly virtual community of practice. Kumi’s in-person retreat will focus on community-building through two tracks: Jews of Color Empowerment and Anti-Racist Allies.

Additional Details

These programs are for 10th-12th graders who identify as Jewish. Program fees are $500 which includes leadership training and room and board for retreats, but not travel. Financial assistance is available, including travel subsidies. Specific details about each program, its eligibility, and logistics are available on our website.

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