Eligibility for Fellows

Eligible JOFEE Fellowship candidates should have strong interest in furthering their training and professional development in the JOFEE field, and knowledge and experience working in at least one, but ideally a combination, of the following areas:

  • Jewish education and/or Judaic studies
  • Pedagogy/curriculum development and facilitation experience in experiential, place-based, and/or informal education
  • Outdoor, food, farming and/or environment education.


  • Professional work experience in a JOFEE setting;
    • and/or successful completion of one or more immersive JOFEE experiences;
    • and/or professional experience in a closely related field, such as Jewish education or (non-Jewish) outdoor, food, or environmental education, with the desire to obtain JOFEE-specific skills and experience;
  • Experience working in communities composed of diverse backgrounds, ages, religious observance levels, and interests;
  • Between the ages of 22-32 during the Fellowship year;
  • Ability to navigate complex structures within Jewish communities and effectively engage community members and leaders in JOFEE programming;
  • Undergraduate degree or comparable professional experience in a JOFEE-related field or program of study; and/or Masters degree or other advanced program of study in Jewish education, Jewish communal studies, or other fields closely related to the JOFEE sphere;
  • Burning desire to strengthen Jewish connections to the outdoors, food, and the environment, complemented by the organizational skills, gumption, and tenacity to develop and implement a variety of JOFEE programming.

**Fellowship candidates may also be directly nominated by a host placement. For more information, contact us.

Applications for Cohort 4 (2019-20) will open in mid-August 2018! 

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