The Bronfman Fellowship is an opportunity unlike any other: a space where young people who want to see the world through a lens broader than their own can explore issues with depth, candor, and joy, while forming friendships to last a lifetime.
Every year, our pluralistic group of twenty-six Fellows embark on a transformative, deeply personal journey. Inspired by a diverse faculty of Rabbis and educators, Fellows explore the rich tapestry of Jewish texts and ideas, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another. They also expand their perspectives through intensive encounters with a parallel group of Israeli peers.
Fellows are encouraged to explore and develop their passions towards the goal of having a significant impact on the world. After the Fellowship year, Fellows join our extraordinarily active, 1400+ member alumni community. Apply here. Nominate a teen here.
Some of our recent Fellows explain what Bronfman means to them.
"Before Bronfman, I didn’t fully grasp the power of understanding other narratives and how important it is to see things from more than one perspective. Now, I see everyone in my life differently because of it."
- Yoni Altman-Shafer (’17)
"The Bronfman Fellowship has introduced me to a deeper, more meaningful way of thinking about all that is engaging and challenging. I’ve met the most incredibly curious, open-minded, and cohesive [group of] peers."
- Shulie Smolyanitsky (’17)
"I’ll always think of Bronfman as my ‘spirit home’. A place that enabled my imagination to run wild, where I could soar into ideas completely foreign to me and come away with deep and precious memories."
- Raya Treibicz (’19)
"Over the Fellowship I developed lifelong bonds, felt the warmth of an incredible group, and approached texts with passionate intensity. I experienced a thrilling level of vulnerability with those around me."
- Isaiah Milbauer (’16)
We are shocked and heartbroken by the events in Israel, and we are holding our Israeli community close during this tragic time. We feel it is more important than ever to continue our work of building a vibrant and diverse Jewish community, developing leadership in the Jewish world and beyond, and helping teens connect deeply with the Jewish experience and people in Israel and America. View our resources page.
Applications are open!
Apply Now for the 2024 Bronfman Fellowship.
To nominate a Jewish 11th-grader, click here.