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Israel Engagement Fellowship

December 1, 2017 - January 24, 2018

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. Alongside friends, participants will examine the centrality of Israel in Jewish History, discover the many facets of Israel, examine the Israeli-Arab conflict, learn from differing narratives and develop a uniquely personal Israel story.

Fellows will participate in hands on activities learning how to design and execute a campaign, the importance of building allies and coalitions to impact change, and will gain dialogue skills while practicing active listening. They will graduate with the knowledge, experience, and confidence to engage with and advocate for Israel in a meaningful way on college campus and beyond.

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

Fall 2017-2018 meeting dates: Meeting times are from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, January 24
Wednesday, January 31
Wednesday, February 7
Wednesday, February 14
Wednesday, February 21
Wednesday, March 7
Wednesday, March 14
Closing Ceremony on Wednesday, March 21 at the Embassy of Israel in DC.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd.
North Bethesda, MD 20852

Apply Today
Application deadline is January 19. 

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.


December 1, 2017
January 24, 2018

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