At JUFJ, we take pride in the American Jewish legacy of taking action to advance justice and equality. History shows that our Jewish values, traditions, texts, history, faith, and culture can contribute to solving America’s most pressing issues.

The Jeremiah Fellowship gives young Jews who are committed to economic and social justice the opportunity to explore how Jewish values, culture, and community can support and further their goals. Throughout the program, Fellows meet together regularly for skill building sessions, Jewish study and reflection, and mutual support. As a community, the Fellows explore their own Jewish identities and support each other in furthering their commitment to act to promote justice.

Fellows learn critical leadership skills while taking part in JUFJ’s social, racial, and economic justice campaigns and advocacy. Each Jeremiah Fellow is guided and mentored throughout the program by an experienced organizer. Join with other young adults to strengthen your leadership as a Jeremiah Fellow!

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.

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.