Bringing Judaism off the Page and into Life
Are you a young professional who is passionate about Jewish learning? Are you interested in bringing Judaism to life on campus? Apply now for Hillel International’s Ezra Fellowship.
Ezra Fellows work full time engaging college students in Jewish life on college campuses. Through the Fellowship they also have exclusive access to training in pluralistic Jewish education. This includes immersive Jewish learning, seminars in experiential Jewish education, and professional career coaching. We work with some of the most innovative organizations in contemporary Jewish life, including Pardes, Machon Hadar, Ayeka, and Yeshiva University’s Experiential Jewish Education program to give Ezra Fellows the opportunity to build their networks, expand their experience, and launch their career as a Jewish professional.
"The Ezra Fellowship has strengthened my skills and confidence as an informal Jewish educator. I am more confident in leading text studies and better able to infuse Torah into my conversations with students. In addition, I have an invaluable cohort of Ezra Fellows to act as thought partners and share resources." ~ Rachel Giattino, George Washington University Hillel
You can become an Ezra Fellow in three steps:
- Step one: Complete the Ezra Fellowship Application
- Step two: Have a brief phone interview with Hillel International to talk about campuses you may be interested in
- Step three: Apply to a Ezra eligible position
Thinking about applying? Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions.
What kind of campus Hillel positions do Fellows usually hold?
Ezra Fellows hold positions in which they are engaging college students one on one and through programs and events to help students explore their Jewish identity on campus. Fellows also lead campus immersive learning experiences such as Birthright Israel, alternative breaks and shabbatons.
What will I do after the Fellowship?
The Ezra Fellowship is a launch pad for a career as a Jewish educator, a Jewish professional, or a Jewish community leader.
How many people are accepted to the Ezra Fellowship?
The Ezra Fellowship is a highly competitive program. We accept 15 Fellows per year for campus positions across North America.
Am I right for the Ezra Fellowship?
Ezra Fellows are recent college graduates who draw on their own rich Jewish experiences to bring Judaism to life on campus. Past Ezra Fellows have come to the fellowship having participated in gap year programs in Israel, Jewish camp, day school, college level Jewish Studies and youth group. If you are passionate about sharing your Jewish experiences with others, you may be right for the Ezra Fellowship!
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