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.