Jeremiah Fellowship


Access a dynamic network of activists, advocates, rabbis, and scholars.
Develop organizing and activism skills in a Jewish context.
Empower yourself through in-depth training in professional and leadership skills. 
Expand your knowledge of what Jewish texts, traditions, and history say about putting values into action.
Explore DC through the lens of justice and Judaism.
Build a lasting community of friends, colleagues, and mentors.

Brought to you by a partnership between Jews United for Justice and Bend the Arc, the Jeremiah Fellowship is an innovative program to train the next generation of Jewish social justice changemakers. Since 2009, the Jeremiah Fellowship has created an incredible wave of strong leaders in the JUFJ community.

During this eight-month program, Fellows gather two or three times each month to learn different models of putting values into action, for intimate conversations with Jewish and activist leaders, and for intensive study of Jewish texts and traditions. Two weekend retreats during the year help solidify the Jeremiah Fellowship community. Participants graduate from the program with strong community organizing, leadership, grassroots fundraising, and other skills that they use in the JUFJ community and beyond.

Jeremiah Fellows are:

* Passionate about making our community better by learning about and acting on social justice issues in the DC or Baltimore regions through a Jewish lens

* Dynamic and engaged young Jews (approximately ages 25-35)

* Already volunteer leaders or have leadership potential

* Interested in building community

* Committed to being an active part of JUFJ’s work using skills gained in the Fellowship

For more information about the DC region fellowship, email or call Rabbi Elizabeth Richman at 202-408-1423 x2.

Learn more about our alums here.

Local funding for The Jeremiah Fellowship in Washington has been provided by Roberta Ritvo, the Timbrel Fund, and Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation of Greater Washington. National Funding has been provided by Progressive Jewish Alliance through the Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Family Foundation, the Richard S. and Lois Gunther Family Foundation, Jewish Funds for Justice, and the Ruth/Allen Ziegler Foundation.