Become a Fellow

About the Fellowship

Every year, twenty-six outstanding North American teenagers are selected as Bronfman Fellows. The highlight of the Fellowship is a five week, all-expenses-paid Summer Fellowship in Israel. Fellows engage in thought-provoking study and conversation and make lifelong friends. Our high-caliber educators focus on teaching a broad range of traditional and contemporary Jewish texts at a university level. Fellows encounter the land and people of Israel, study major issues in contemporary Jewish life, meet with some of today's most influential figures, and learn about themselves and each other. The Fellowship year continues with seminars in December and March in New York. Fellows continue their association with the Fellowship through our extraordinarily active, 1100+ alumni community.

Want to learn more about the curriculum, schedule and day to day life of a Fellow? Check out our FAQ section, summer itinerary and our peek into the daily Fellowship experience

Eligibility and Deadlines

High School Juniors, who self-identify as Jewish, from the United States and Canada and will be sixteen by July of 2018 are eligible for the Fellowship. The Fellowship covers round-trip transportation between New York and Israel, educational programming, and room, board and travel while in Israel. Room and board at orientation and the Spring Seminar in New York City are also included. Limited additional subsidies (based on need) are available to defray costs of travel to interviews, to New York for the summer program, and for follow-up alumni activities.

  • Summer Dates: June 27 - August 3, 2017 (stay tuned for next year's dates)
  • Applications for 2017 are now closed.  Applications for 2018 will be available in the Fall.
  • See a sample of the 2017 application (do not fill this out)
  • Letters of recommendation and the high school transcript are requested by the applicant when beginning the online application process. 
  • More questions? Check out our FAQ's