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Fellowships to USA and Canada outstanding young lay leaders to travel to Israel and develop their leadership skills. In Israel, Fellows will be given the opportunity to sharpen their characteristics and skills, acquire the experience needed, and broaden the networks required for Jewish leadership in the 21st Century.
The Dorot Fellowship is designed to assemble and empower a network of young Jewish lay leaders to enliven the American Jewish landscape.
The Dorot Fellowship encompasses both individual and communal learning experiences. Each Fellow devises a Personal Learning Program, comprised of formal and experiential learning and volunteer activities.
In addition, Dorot Fellows and Educators exist in a Collaborative Learning Community in which all members take responsibility for developing and executing a communal learning agenda throughout the year. Through travel, study, and dialogue (among themselves and with others), the Dorot Learning Community seeks to assist Fellows with their personal learning goals, so as to develop a sophisticated understanding of Israeli society, and to address both the breadth and depth of issues critical to Jewish communal leadership.
Throughout the year, Fellows concentrate their learning in four primary areas: Language, Jewishness, Israel, and Leadership Development.
Upon their return from Israel, Fellows participate in the Dorot Fellowship Network, an ever-growing cadre of innovators, reformers, creative artists, organizers and activists who are working together to enliven the American Jewish landscape.
The Dorot Fellowship is composed of these primary elements plus a fourth element after the program year in Israel:
- Leadership Skill Development
- Assessment of Emotional Intelligence Capacities
- Personal Development Coaching
DFI Learning Community:
- Weekly Seminars
- DFI Beit Midrash
- Multi-Day Seminar in Budapest, Hungary
- Periodic Multi-Day Trips, Seminars, etc. in Israel
DFI Personal Learning Program
- Language Acquisition
- Jewish Studies/Israel Studies
- Personal Development
Dorot Fellowship Network (After the Program Year in Israel):
- Further Personal/Professional Development
- Leadership Initiatives
Fellows are expected to be largely self-directed and highly motivated in pursuit of the goals of the Fellowship.
Fellows are fully independent and are responsible for establishing and managing their personal affairs and developing their own social circles in Israel. That said, Fellows will have extensive contact with one another in the midst of the DFI Learning Community and with the DFI Educators throughout their experience.
The DFI Educators serve in multiple capacities:
- DFI Educators are responsible for the execution of the Dorot Fellowship program in Israel
- DFI Educators serve as coaches in support of Fellows’ leadership development. They assist with the assessment of Fellows’ strengths/weaknesses, and assist Fellows in the development of goals and exercises to improve leadership capacity
- DFI Educators serve as advisors to Fellows in the evolution of each Fellow’s Personal Learning Program. Fellows meet regularly with the DFI Educators throughout the year. All elements of the Personal Learning Program must be approved by a DFI Educator
- DFI Educators are involved in all elements of planning and facilitating the DFI Learning Community
GrantWatch ID#: 165991
Each year, 12 Dorot Fellows are chosen.
Award and Stipend Information:
- The Fellowship award includes up to $6,000 toward the cost of one’s Personal Learning Program and a $23,000 Living Stipend.
- The Living Stipend ($23,000) is designed to cover the cost of travel to Israel (in the midst of the August Orientation) and from Israel (returning to North America at the end of the year) and all typical living expenses. These amounts are determined by the Dorot Foundation and are based on transportation costs and estimated living expenses. The Foundation does not augment this amount for Fellows with families.
- Learning Stipends ($6,000) are made available to Fellows at the outset of the Fellowship Period. All expenditures from the Learning Stipend must be pre-approved and properly documented, in accordance with the Fellowship Contract (provided to Fellows upon acceptance to the program).
The Dorot Fellowship in Israel is scheduled to begin in the US on August 4, 2019. All Fellows must be available to participate from the outset and attend both the North American and Israel orientations which are mandatory.
A full program calendar will be made available to Fellows upon acceptance to the program. The program is scheduled to end, in Israel, in mid-June.
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