Weitzman-JDC Fellowship

 

The Weitzman-JDC Fellowship for Global Jewish Leaders at HUC-JIR is a first of its kind initiative in the Jewish world.

This new academic platform helps prepare an elite cadre of up-and-coming rabbinic, cantorial, and Jewish education students to respond to global issues facing 21st century Jewry.

A partnership between Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and JDC, the Weitzman-JDC Fellowship for Global Jewish Leaders initiative is generously supported by Jane and Stuart Weitzman.

This two-year program offers students from North America and around the world a combination of tailored coursework and hands-on field experience, both in North America and abroad. Students spend their first year at HUC-JIR’s Jerusalem campus, where they learn about the importance of global Jewish responsibility through the history and present of JDC’s work. In their second year, they return stateside to learn how to make global Jewish responsibility a key part of their Jewish professional life as they continue their studies.

Graduates of this program will be a unique cadre in the Jewish world, bringing much-needed cross-cultural skills, a global perspective, and international experience to their leadership in a variety of Jewish institutions, whether in North America or around the world.

Learn more about the Weitzman-JDC Fellowship and meet the current cohorts below.

Daniel Reichenbach

Cohort A

Lianna Mendelson

Cohort A

Libby Fisher

Cohort A

Michael Lewis

Cohort A

Shani Cohen

Cohort A

Avi Steindel

Cohort B

Michelle Blumenthal

Cohort B

Rebecca Diamond

Cohort B

Rebecca Hecht

Cohort B

Sam Rosen

Cohort B