Jewish Organizing Fellowship Application and Empower Fellowship Supplement

Fellowship Candidates

Our year-long paid community organizing fellowship in Boston is a year of field experience and professional development for Jewish young adults (21-30) looking for the opportunity to turn good intention and raw talent into concrete skills and action. We are also excited to announce the Empower Fellowship, a new program within the 2019-2020 Jewish Organizing Fellowship.

The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is competitive. This year’s class of Fellows was selected from around 70 applicants. What we’re looking for in Fellowship candidates:

  • A track record of leadership experience (paid and/or volunteer) addressing social problems.
  • The ability to connect with people and build strong relationships.
  • Strong communication skills, both in person and through email and other methods.
  • A sense of outrage in response to injustice and a deep hope for the future.
  • Self-knowledge about why making the world a better place matters to you.
  • Someone who self-identifies as Jewish and has an interest in exploring the connections between Judaism and social justice work.

There are two paths into the Fellowship program:

  • People who are looking to find an organizing job can apply to the Fellowship and go through our matching process to find a Placement. (Note: Acceptance into the Fellowship does not guarantee a placement; however, it ensures the support of JOIN in your job search).
  • People who are looking to find training, coaching, and support in their existing organizing jobs can have their organizations apply to be a Placement.

For people on both paths, it is necessary to go through both the initial application phase and the group interview. Candidates who are already in jobs, however, will not need to attend the Matching Event. Read about the entire interview process.

Application Instructions

We will be opening up application for our 2020-2021 cohort this fall. Sign up here to stay notified about when applications open. You can be in touch with Jihelah Greenwald at or 617-350-9994 ex 208. with any questions about next year’s Fellowship. We want to hear from you!

Empower Fellowship supported by: