The Bronfman Fellowship is a transformative, year-long experience for a cohort of 26 intellectually adventurous young people who want to see the world through a lens broader than their own. An opportunity unlike any other, it’s a space where Fellows can give free rein to their curiosity and explore issues with depth, candor, and joy, all while having fun and forming friendships to last a lifetime. It begins with:
Although the Fellows did not go to Israel in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, they still had a meaningful and transformative experience – read more here.
After the Fellows return home, they continue their Fellowship year with programming that’s immersive, fun, and meaningful. By bringing the experience to North America, Fellows are encouraged to integrate ideas and values learned over the summer into their daily life, to deepen their friendships, to explore American Jewish identity outside of Israel, and to learn how to channel their interests and passions to make a significant impact on the world.
In recent years, the post-summer experience has included:
Upon completion of the Fellowship year, Fellows join an extraordinarily active 1,400+ member alumni community. College-age alumni are encouraged to attend our yearly collegiate gatherings, which typically take place in the Northeastern U.S. Read more about alumni life here.
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.