Jeremiah Fellowship

Applications for the 2021 Jeremiah Fellowship are now closed.

 

Questions about the Jeremiah Fellowship? Email Carrie Sterns at [email protected].

 


What is the Jeremiah Fellowship?

Our people have been rising up to fight for justice for generations, giving us the blueprint. Now it’s our turn.

The Jeremiah Fellowship is for the next generation of Jewish leaders who are ready to meet this moment and mobilize their communities to win progressive change. After four years of fear and division, and four hundred years of injustice, now is the time to deepen our organizing in communities across the country to build a new future together.

Bend the Arc is continuing to grow the Jeremiah Fellowship — an organizing and leadership development program for young Jewish adults, age 22-32. Through the fellowship, participants will gain community organizing skills, experience building power in their communities, and access to a network of leaders across the country. The fellowship will begin in September 2021 and conclude in May 2022.

 

 

Take action in your city & grow as a leader

As Jeremiah Fellows, participants will join their local Bend the Arc community. Alongside fellow local leaders, participants will run campaigns to build power and enact progressive change. 

Participants will also build their skills through trainings that will equip them with:

  • Deep learning about white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-black racism, and more
  • Organizing skills like storytelling, campaign planning, and building a strong base
  • Core leadership capabilities such as facilitation and conflict management

Connect to a cohort of peers & leaders across the country

We know that we can’t build power and grow as leaders alone — that’s why the Jeremiah Fellowship relies on strong and intentional community.

Fellows will be connected to a wide range of individuals and networks, including:

  • A local organizer from Bend the Arc’s staff, who will work with participants individually and support the work of the local Minyan or Chapter.
  • Other Jeremiah fellows or fellowship alumni in their Minyan or Chapter
  • A 2021-2022 cohort of Jeremiah fellows from 20+ cities across the country.
  • A network of Bend the Arc leaders across the country, including alumni of the Jeremiah Fellowship.

About Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

Bend the Arc is a movement of over 125,000 progressive Jews across America who are working together to achieve our vision: to transform our country to be inclusive, equitable, and supportive of the dignity of every person across race, class, gender, and faith. We are the only national Jewish organization focused exclusively on social change in the U.S.

 

The Jeremiah Fellowship is also offered in Washington, D.C. by Bend the Arc affiliate, Jews United for Justice. Go to Jews United for Justice's website to learn about the D.C. Jeremiah Fellowship.

  • “I became a Jeremiah Fellow because there’s a lot of opportunity in the times we live in today for Jews to use their resources and the diversity of our community to really affect social change.”

    “What I’ve found in Jeremiah...is a community that’s willing to empower us through our diverse life experiences to really become spokespeople for a wider effort that brings Jews of all types together to solve some of the most important issues of our time.”

    “Jeremiah has allowed me to situate my passions and my abilities and my interests in a wider community of Jews who believe in progress and change.”

    Danny Hom - Los Angeles 2018

  • “I became a Jeremiah Fellow because making change sounds scary, and nebulous. And I wanted to learn how to really do it.”

    “A highlight of my work with the Jeremiah Fellowship has been learning about relational organizing, building relationships with people, to create change together, and helping them develop their leadership as I develop mine.”

    Sarah Rogozen- Los Angeles 2018

  • “I wanted to become a Jeremiah Fellow to learn about the different ways to engage in local politics, and local justice work and community organizing, and keep the framing in Judaism and Jewish text that I’m learning in rabbinical school.”

    Jenna Shaw - Los Angeles 2018