About the Fellowship

The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is currently paused. We are updating our programming to meet the needs of young Jewish organizers and social justice organizations today. To receive updates when we re-launch, and to learn about JOIN’s other programs in the meantime, please sign up for JOIN’s email list here.

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. Through the  Empower Fellowship, all Fellows engage in in-depth training related to accessibility and working against ableism, and Jews with disabilities participate in additional training and affinity space.

The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is competitive. Last 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.
    • Self-identification as Jewish and an interest in exploring the connections between Judaism and social justice work.

The Jewish Organizing Fellowship is a place where:

    • People entering professional organizing can have support in finding a paid organizing position and the training and community they need to succeed as an organizer. While we can not guarantee finding Finalists organizing jobs, we do our best through our Matching Process.
    • People with existing organizing jobs can find training, coaching, and support in those positions. Those people can apply to be a Fellow and have their organizations apply to be a Placement.

To learn more about the entire interview process, visit our application page.