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 Jews who are committed to racial, 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. Learn how to be an effective advocate and 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.

2018-2019 Jeremiah Fellowship

The 2018-2019 Jeremiah Fellowship program began in Fall 2018 and runs through June 2019. Jeremiah is open to people of all Jewish backgrounds, with no prior knowledge of Hebrew or Jewish texts required or expected. There are two 2018-2019 Jeremiah cohorts, one based in Baltimore and one based in DC.

Jeremiah in Baltimore is best for you if:

  • you live anywhere in Maryland
  • you are interested in Maryland statewide and Baltimore-focused issues and politics
  • your age is 25(ish)-35(ish)
  • you can travel to Baltimore, Columbia, or Annapolis once or twice a month

Applications are now close for Baltimore/Maryland Jeremiah.

For more information about the Baltimore/Maryland fellowship, email baltimorejeremiah@jufj.org or call Molly Amster at 301-529-3875.

Jeremiah in DC is best for you if:

  • you live and work in DC or Montgomery County
  • you are interested in DC and Montgomery County issues and politics
  • you are any age and are interested in a demographically diverse program
  • you are able to travel to JUFJ’s DC office once or twice a month

Application deadline extended through Friday, September 7.
Get more information and apply today!

For more information about the DC/Montgomery fellowship, email jeremiah@jufj.org or call Rabbi Elizabeth Richman at 202-408-1423 x2.