The journey to becoming a Jewish changemaker starts now

What is the Jewish Changemakers Fellowship?

A leadership development experience for current and aspiring Jewish leaders.

  • valuing Jewish diversity
  • for individuals between 20- and 25-years-old
  • interested in joining a community of other passionate students from around the country
  • looking to gain the skills that will prepare you for a career in leadership.
  • Those who complete the requirements earn a $350 stipend

  • Successful completion of the program will give you access to our Network!
  • Network members receive curated opportunities for ongoing Jewish engagement and leadership development – locally, across North America and globally

Sound interesting? Then Changemakers is for you!
To learnmore and apply checj out our session info page
“What was really interesting to me was that the Changemakers program allowed for individuals not only to grow, but to grow into something that could help our Jewish community.”
--- Samantha Pear

The leadership journey

Leadership development to jumpstart your lifelong journey as a Changemaker

The story of self focuses on personal and professional development

Sessions are guided by what we need to know about ourselves to succeed professionally, as a leader, and as a member of the global Jewish community.

Meet Joseph Vogel

Joseph is a graduate student at Harvard Kennedy pursuing his degree in public policy while running a free tutoring program aimed at helping at-home learners during the pandemic. He has always been involved in Jewish life - Jewish day school, BBYO, Hillel/Chabad - and continues to seek opportunities to stay connected to the community. When faced with challenges or choices, Joseph relies on his Jewish values to problem-solve and guide his decision-making. His long-term goal is to pursue a career in politics.

The story of us focuses on global Jewish leadership

Sessions are guided by how we connect with one another, what it means to be Jewish in an ever-changing landscape.

Meet Samantha Pear

Samantha currently works as a case investigator at the CDC foundation (the CDC’s nonprofit sector) in Arizona and is applying to get her master’s in public health. She has a profound interest in storytelling - learning about her community and Judaism through the experiences of those around her. She is passionate about service, having a voice, and pursuing growth opportunities in order to leave a positive mark on the world.

The story of now focuses on service and advocacy

Sessions are guided by how we can make meaningful change in our communities and the world at large.

Meet Jeff Singer

Jeff was inspired by Changemakers to pursue another fellowship opportunity in Boston working with About Fresh to address food insecurity and inaccessibility. He is currently applying to graduate programs in psychology with a desire to bring mental health services to underserved communities. He is focused on providing spaces for people to talk as much as they listen in order to really learn from each other and is driven to affect positive change in his community.