Encounter with Israeli Peers
A highlight of the Fellowship is the opportunity to meet Israeli peers. Fellows spend two weeks with our Israeli Bronfman Fellows who are part of our Israel Fellowship program, Amitei Bronfman. The cross-cultural exposure to a group of diverse young Israelis provides for a nuanced and fun encounter.
“The stay was truly incredible. While we rested a great deal, and did a lot of fun things, what was truly astonishing were the people, and way of life I was introduced to.” - Aaron Shaefer Neitz (BYFI ’13)
Our program includes:
- Summer Mifgash (meeting): A one-week seminar in Jerusalem & Tel Aviv with our Israeli Fellows.
- Israeli homestays: Fellows are hosted for the weekend by Israeli Fellows. The homestay experience allows the American Fellows a better understanding of Israeli life and a closer connection to their Israeli counterparts.
- Winter Mifgash (meeting): During our Israeli Fellows’ trip to the US, the two groups come together for a weekend to discuss American identity and the connection between the Israeli & American communities.
- American homestays: American Fellows in the Northeast welcome Amitim into their homes for a weekend in December. This homestay serves as a continuation of the intercultural exchange.