JNF UK unveils second youth leadership programme

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JNF UK unveils second youth leadership programme

New cohort highlights Britain's oldest Israel charity's commitment to educational and engagement initiatives

Ambassador Hotovely shares a moment with Programme Head Rabbi Sam Taylor during the 2021 Fellowship programme
Ambassador Hotovely shares a moment with Programme Head Rabbi Sam Taylor during the 2021 Fellowship programme

The British arm of the Jewish National Fund is launching its second Fellowship programme following the success of the first in 2021.

JNF UK’s 2023 scheme continues the charity’s focus on cultivating the next generation of community leaders.

Elan Gorji, Interim CEO of JNF UK

It offers a selected group of Year 12 students from secondary schools across England an exceptional opportunity to engage in Israel-focused education, leadership training, and networking activities.

The fellows will have the privilege of interacting with influential individuals from diverse fields, inspiring them to further strengthen their connection with the country.

As a culmination of the programme, the cohort will visit Israel and participate in JNF’s work.

Elan Gorji, interim CEO of JNF UK said: “Our community comprises an array of inspirational individuals, and we hope that the JNF UK Israel Fellowship Programme will enable our future leaders to learn from them and follow in their footsteps. This Fellowship Programme will provide our talented Year 12 students with unparalleled opportunities to explore Israel, develop leadership skills, and witness first-hand the tremendous impact that JNF UK is making on the lives of those most in need.

The application process opens on Monday19 June and runs for 4 weeks.

For more information, For more information, please email marketing@jnf.co.uk

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