Jeremiah Fellowship

Are you ready to take bold leadership in your Jewish community and learn ways to make change?

The Jeremiah Fellowship is recruiting our first ever national cohort of young Jews between the ages of 22-32 who live in Philadelphia, Denver, St. Louis, Miami, Cleveland, Long Island*, Los Angeles, or the Bay Area.

Applications are open now through January 15, 2019.

As a Jeremiah Fellow, you will dive deeply into the landscape of your city, build a powerful community committed to justice, and fight for progressive change. You will:

  • Gain core organizing skills that will equip you to make strategic impact in your city.
  • Learn from skilled organizers and peers doing the work across the country.
  • Understand how systems of oppression shape our society, and how we can dismantle them to create a future of shared liberation.
  • Grow a team of people who will love, support, and challenge each other to live their deepest values.

Jeremiah Fellowship alum David Bocarsly addresses a rally for Dreamers in Los AngelesJeremiah Fellowship alum David Bocarsly addresses a rally for Dreamers in Los Angeles in February 2018

Since 2005, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice has empowered Jeremiah Fellows to organize public actions and win progressive change in the Bay Area and Los Angeles — from working to end mass incarceration, to winning immigrant justice and progressive taxation.

Now, we’re taking the Jeremiah Fellowship nationwide to build the power of our multi-racial, multi-ethnic Jewish community as we fight for a radically just vision of what America can be.

What we do now will determine the future. Join us to transform yourself, your community, and our country. Apply now.

About Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice

Bend the Arc is a movement of tens of thousands of progressive Jews all across the country who are uniting to fight for justice for all.

We believe that when — in the face of racism, inequality, and the politics of fear — we rise up with courage and act boldly for justice, we reconnect to our people’s purpose and prophetic tradition. It’s why we help diverse Jewish activists of every age learn how to organize in their cities.

 

*The NYC Chapter of Bend the Arc organizes in both Long Island and Riverdale. If you live in New York City and are interested in becoming a Jeremiah Fellow, please contact New York Organizer Kayla Glick at kglick@bendthearc.us.

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