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Israel Engagement Fellowship

October 15, 2017 - December 10, 2017

The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is an eight-part program that teaches teen leaders to explore their connection with Israel in a meaningful way. Fellows will learn about the importance of the State of Israel within Jewish history, and graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to develop their own Israel story.

This program examines the special relationship the American Jewish community has with the State of Israel, teaches teens how to be savvy consumers of media and information, and evaluate the many ways they can support Israel on college campuses and beyond. By the end of the Fellowship, graduates will understand the special connection to Israel—the land, the people, and the values—as they learn the history of the Jewish people.

The Margo & Yoram Cohen Family Israel Engagement Fellowship is open to teens in grades 10 – 12.

Fall 2017-2018 meeting dates and locations:

Sunday, October 15 (Sha’are Shalom)
Sunday, October 22 (Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation)
Sunday, October 29 (Beth Emeth)
Sunday, November 12 (Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation)
Sunday, November 19 (Sha’are Shalom)
Sunday, December 3 (Beth Emeth)
Sunday, December 10 (Beth Emeth)
Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, March 21 at the Embassy of Israel in DC.

Thank you to our Fall 2017 Northern Virginia Partners: Congregation Beth Emeth, Congregation Olam Tikvah, Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation and Congregation Sha’are Shalom.

Apply Today
Application deadline is October 8. 

For more information contact Samantha Vinokor-Meinrath at

Fellows must be in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade to apply for this unique program. Upon completion of the seminar, Fellows will be prepared to return to their communities and lead peer discussions about Israel.


The program is free, and funded by a generous contribution from Margo and Yoram Cohen, and by the Jewish Community Relations Council and The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington Welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.


October 15, 2017
December 10, 2017

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