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Are you passionate to engage meaningfully with Jewish communities locally and globally?
Are you driven to
make European Jewish communities more relevant, innovative
and accessible?

Join the new GLI-Minyanim Fellowship for a transformative, cohort-based educational experience that combines learning, local activism, networking, and coaching. Through GLI-Minyanim you will cultivate the skills to strengthen your local Jewish community, innovate, create and shape your own local interventions and deepen your connection to the wider Jewish people and Israel.

Over the past 7 years, MiNYanim has established one of the strongest platforms in Europe for young Jewish community engagement. Now, the new GLI-Minyanim Fellowship is building on the existing network of more than 300 alumni to build local capacity across Europe by ensuring a sustainable pipeline of Jewish educators, community professionals and volunteer activists. The year-long program will work with a select cohort of 30 Fellows, enhancing their community leadership and educational competencies to create a promising Jewish future.  

The Global Leadership Institute (GLI)
is proud to announce the launch of the NEW:

Building the capacity of European Jewish professionals and activists to mobilise and take responsibility for their communities in times of change

We are looking for passionate, curious and innovative Fellows that answer the following criteria:

  • Ages 23-33;

  • European* or Israeli;

  • Passionate about shaping the future of Jewish life
    in your local community;


  • Engaged in your local Jewish community as educator or community activist for at least 3 years;

  • Ready to push the boundaries in your own self -development and willing to participate in a laboratory-like environment;

  • Have strong inter-personal skills: a wide reach of current or potential influence and impact;

  • English fluency;

  • Able to commit to the demands of the program;

  • Please note – the program is open to MiNYanim alumni

    *Cohort #1 will be open to applicants from Hungary, Poland, Belarus, Italy, Russia and France

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seminar #2
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2 in-person international training seminars:
Hungary – July 10-15, 2018
Belarus – October 7-12, 2018
Jerusalem – December 11-17, 2018
Implementation of community initiatives

Work in small local clusters to address challenges and opportunities in your community. Receive micro grants to design and deliver at least 4 local Jewish community-building programs during the community development period.

Travel grants

Travel to other Fellows’ communities to observe and support your peers during the Experimentation & Implementation period.

Leadership trainings

Acquire leadership capacities and skills based on the Adaptive Leadership framework from Harvard University Kennedy School.

Jewish learning

Work closely with coaches to develop your own leadership capacities. Engage with the extended Minyanim alumni community across Europe, and gain access to further learning opportunities, ideas and people from the global GLI network.

Coaching & networking

Work closely with coaches to develop your own leadership capacities. Engage with the extended Minyanim alumni community across Europe, and gain access to further learning opportunities, ideas and people from the global GLI network.

Before you apply please note the following essential information:

  • Participation fee of 200€ will be charged on acceptance;

  • The GLI-Minyanim Fellowship requires full attendance at international seminars;

  • Implementation of community initiatives period includes assignments between seminars, including organizing 4 events throughout the year for Birthright alumni in your local community;

  • Availability for ongoing program evaluation between seminars including answering questionnaires and telephone interviews is required.



The Global Leadership Institute (GLI) is the Jewish Agency for Israel’s leadership development center. Our mission is to build leadership capacity among Jewish professionals and volunteer activists so that they are better able to tackle the tough Jewish challenges of our time. Our GLOCAL approach envisions a Jewish world in which local communities are strong and relevant, and the global community is in productive dialogue. At the heart of all our work is a belief in the creativity, resourcefulness and resilience of a diverse Jewish collective.


The GLI-Minyanim Fellowship is made possible by the generosity of the New-York UJA Federation and the support of the Israeli Cultural Institute (ICI) in Budapest and Limmud International.

Get to know MiNYanim, the predecessor of the GLI-Minyanim Fellowship

Apply and join the GLI-Minyanim Fellowship now!
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