JFCS New Leaders Fellowship

JFCS is pleased to offer an inspiring educational experience to emerging Jewish leaders of the Bay Area. The JFCS New Leaders Fellowship will provide distinguished young adults a unique training in nonprofit governance through the lens of JFCS’ mission and expertise as a human service agency.

During the nine-month fellowship, participants will grapple with critical issues facing the Jewish and wider community and dive into key tenets of nonprofit management, while building a collaborative community of peers.

Monthly meetings (October 2018 – June 2019) will be led by a faculty of distinguished scholars and thought leaders to explore:

  • Steering a successful nonprofit for maximum impact
  • Creating change through social innovation, advocacy, and philanthropy
  • Putting emotional intelligence and personal leadership styles into effective action
  • Understanding governance and social action through a Jewish lens with scholars from the Shalom Hartman Institute

Over the course of the nine months, fellows will also have access to mentorship and guidance from influential community leaders, opportunities to meet face to face with legislators, and invitations to participate in other JFCS events.

In culmination of their work, graduated JFCS Fellows are invited to participate in a special subsidized 10-day JFCS Study Tour to Israel in Summer 2019, in collaboration with the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

Graduates will also have the opportunity to put their learning into action by serving on a JFCS Board Committee or JFCS Special Community Service Initiative.

Apply for the JFCS New Leaders Fellowship

For this exciting fellowship opportunity, JFCS seeks emerging leaders who are innovative, impact-driven, and committed to improving the lives of individuals and families in our community.

Eligible New Leaders Fellowship candidates:

  • Are 25 – 40 years old and reside in the San Francisco Bay Area (evening meetings take place in San Francisco)
  • Possess past leadership experience (at work, school, or in their communities)
  • Have a track record of innovation, strategy and impact, with room to grow
  • Have an interest in exploring what it means to be in a leadership position in the nonprofit sector and a desire for connection with Jewish communal life

Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in an in-person interview.

Applications for our 2018 – 19 cohort are now closed. 

Know a potential candidate? Nominate someone for next year’s fellowship >

With questions, please contact Alissa Steiner at [email protected]

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