THE BRONFMAN FELLOWSHIP begins with a free, five-week summer in Israel in between Fellows' junior and senior year of high school (assuming the safety of travel). A pluralistic group of 26 Fellows explore deep existential questions and Jewish ideas while building friendships with peers who challenge and inspire them.
Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The Fellowship begins with a five-week, all-expenses-paid summer in Israel (assuming the safety of travel), followed by monthly virtual sessions and a winter and spring seminar in the U.S. Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, and meet with some of today's most influential figures. With the guidance of a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts, from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another.
Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1300+ alumni community.
If you are intellectually adventurous, Jewish, and currently in 11th grade, apply to The Bronfman Fellowship at bronfman.org! Deadline is December 3, 2020.