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Fellowships of up to $32,000 to USA and Canada outstanding young adults to travel to Israel and develop their leadership skills. In Israel, Fellows will be given the opportunity to strengthen their skills and abilities, gain experience, and expand the networks needed for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.
The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape. The Dorot Fellowship is a unique opportunity for young American Jews to spend 10 months in Israel, diving deep into the complex realities of personal and collaborative leadership, social change, Israel, and Jewishness. The Fellowship is a distinct blend of independent and communal learning, as Dorot believes that learning effective, collaborative leadership must happen within a community. Fellows and educators come together for extensive dialogue, travel, and study.
The Dorot Fellowship takes a creative, holistic approach to education, recognizing that leadership requires a broad range of skills, characteristics, and competencies. The program is designed for those who have a recognizable track record, commitment, and ability to lead in matters of innovation and social change.
The Fellowship year is composed of three distinct components: the DFI Leadership Development Curriculum, the DFI Learning Community, and the DFI Personal Learning Program (PLP).
For further information about each of these elements, see the Program Components in Pre-Application Information, below.
Upon returning from Israel, Fellows are warmly welcomed into the DFI Alumni Network, a group of more than 400 who are eligible to receive financial awards, personal development stipends, ongoing communal learning, networking opportunities, and countless other resources.
GrantWatch ID#: 165991
Twelve applicants will be selected as Dorot Fellows (approximately 20% of applicants).
The Fellowship award includes up to $7,000 toward the cost of one’s Personal Learning Program and a $25,000 Living Stipend, as follows:
- Learning Stipends are made available to Fellows at the outset of the Fellowship Period.
- The Living Stipend is designed to cover the cost of travel to Israel (in the midst of the August Orientation) and from Israel (returning to North America at the end of the year) and all typical living expenses.
Food and transportation during all group convenings (Community Days, Seminars, Retreats, etc.) are covered by the Foundation.
Due to COVID-19, all dates for the 2021-2022 Cohort are tentative. The DFI will begin after the High Holidays in mid-October and is scheduled to end by July 1, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://dorot.smapply.org/prog/dorot/
Non-American/Non-Canadian citizens interested in receiving approval for application should contact Aaren Alpert, DFI Associate Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions regarding the Dorot Fellowship or the application process, please contact Marsha Rice, Assistant to the VP/Operations Manager: Marshar@dorot.org.
If you have any concerns about financial barriers to your potential participation, please contact Steven M. Jacobson, DFI Director: email@example.com.
Phone: (401) 351-8866
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