The Bronfman Fellowship nurtures intellectually curious young Jews from Israel and North America to build a more dynamic and pluralistic future.
We envision a future led by people who see the world through a lens broader than their own and who value Jewish learning as an instrument for discovery, creativity, and change.
We thoughtfully select promising Jewish people with diverse backgrounds and identities who demonstrate the ability to be cultural creators, deep thinkers, moral voices, and community builders. By exploring the plurality of Jewish life, and by creating a rich tapestry of Jewish ideas, we build a community rooted in meaningful relationships and an expanded sense of possibility.
Founded in 1987 by Edgar M. Bronfman, The Bronfman Fellowship reflects Mr. Bronfman’s early and impassioned belief that for the Jewish people to thrive, Israeli and American Jews must be engaged in open and creative discourse with one another. The alumni embody Mr. Bronfman’s vision that young people who are enriched and energized by their Judaism are poised to contribute not only to Jewish life, but to improving the world.
Edgar M. Bronfman laid the foundation for The Bronfman Fellowship’s unique, multi-faceted concept of pluralism. Since then, the Fellowship has impacted the lives of 1300+ alumni across North America and Israel, and has developed into a powerful methodology to combat the increasing levels of polarization within the Jewish community and the world. Read more about our pluralism.
The Bronfman Fellowship, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, relies on support from individual donations and a yearly grant from The Samuel Bronfman Foundation to continue its transformative work.