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Birthright Israel Fellows - Cohort 12 (Sunday, November 13 - Wednesday, November 16, 2022)

Thank you for your interest in applying to Birthright Israel Fellows. This elite-level North American madrichim (Hebrew for "trip staff") training program is considered one of the most valuable investments in raising the overall level and quality of Birthright Israel trips.

Birthright Israel, in partnership with The iCenter, is offering this opportunity to introduce you to world class Jewish and Israel Educators who will help you begin thinking more intentionally about your role in leading Birthright Israel trips.

Before beginning this application, please familiarize yourself with the seminar details, eligibility criteria, and commitments of becoming a Birthright Israel Fellow by reviewing the program FAQs.

Otherwise, we look forward to considering your application.

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Personal Information

About You

Your name above should match exactly what appears on your passport. This will help us locate any records in our system from your past, or upcoming, Birthright Israel staffing experiences.

This should be your personal email address (not work email) which you regularly check. DO NOT USE an email with an .edu extension as college/university servers will often block your ability to receive our communications.

Primary Address

Jewish and Israel Background

Jewish Background

(Example: Kutz Camp - Overnight - 19-20 - Staff; Camp Ramah in the Berkshires - Overnight - 12-15 - Camper.)
Israel Experience

If you are staffing this summer, but your trip has not taken place yet, then please select "Summer 2022 (Current Season)."

e.g. Career Passport, Summer 2022

Birthright Israel Staff Trainings

This question does not relate to pre-trip staff training sessions you may have participated in that were run by your hiring Trip Organizer.

Professional Background

Professional Experience

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Written Response

Essay Question
Please choose one of the following prompts to answer with a written response:
  • In a professional or personal setting, provide an example of when (and how) you were in the role of Jewish educator.
  • Describe a time when you encountered challenges while in a leadership position, and how you overcame and learned from this experience?
  • What skills and characteristics do you possess that make you a valuable member of a Birthright Israel staff team? What skills do hope to develop through the Birthright Israel Fellows training?

Video Response

Video Question
Please choose one of the following prompts to answer with a video response. Videos should be no more than two minutes in length:
  • What unique qualities do you bring as an applicant to Birthright Israel Fellows?
  • If you were taking someone to Israel for the first time, what is one experience you'd like them to have, and why?
  • Tell us what inspires you! Share a quote that is meaningful to you or that you relate to. Remember to include the name of the person to whom the quote is attributed.
Once recorded, upload your video to Vimeo or YouTube (or a similarly accessible location) and then provide access to it below. If your video is password protected, make sure to copy and paste the password too.

Copy and paste the URL link to your video (e.g. https://vimeo.com/124830253)

If there is no password, then type "None"

Thank you for your interest in Birthright Israel Fellows!

It typically takes a few weeks after your application is initially submitted before you can expect to hear back from us. If your application meets our standards, we will reach out with next steps which would include scheduling a Zoom interview with one of our staff members.

Birthright Israel Fellows - Cohort 12 will be taking place from Sunday, November 13 through Wednesday, November 16, 2022 in San Diego, CA. Before submitting your application, please ensure that you are available to participate on those dates should we ultimately make you an offer of acceptance.

If you have any questions about the program, please email Or Shemer.