The application for the 2023 Bronfman Fellowship is now closed. To apply next year, please add your name to our interest form. To be eligible for the 2024 Fellowship, you must be in 11th grade in the fall of 2023, be from the U.S. or Canada, and self-identify as Jewish. If you are an adult who works with teens, please fill out this form.
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, twenty-six intellectually adventurous North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The Fellowship begins with an immersive, all-expenses-paid summer in Israel and the U.S. Fellows wrestle with major issues in contemporary Jewish life, explore the land and people of Israel, meet some of today’s most influential figures, and expand their perspectives as they build community with those representing different backgrounds, worldviews, and approaches to Jewish life and practice. Inspired by a diverse faculty of Rabbis, educators, and artists, the pluralistic group of Fellows have the opportunity to explore a wide range of Jewish texts — from classic religious documents to contemporary Israeli and American voices — as well as art workshops, using them to spark conversations, engage with stimulating existential questions, and achieve a deeper understanding of themselves and one another.
The Fellowship year continues with monthly virtual experiences and a Winter and Spring seminar in the United States, usually in the Northeast. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1400+ alumni community.
High school students who are in 11th grade in the fall of 2022, who self-identify as Jewish, and who are from the United States or Canada are eligible for the 2023 Fellowship.
The application for the 2023 Bronfman Fellowship is now closed.
The Fellowship begins the summer after 11th grade and is all-expenses-paid.
*These dates are subject to change.