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Your leadership journey begins here

Do you feel compelled to shape the future? Are you interested in personal and professional growth? Do you feel drawn to leadership roles?

Changemakers is an online leadership development experience designed to expand your career options, your network, and most importantly, your desire and ability to affect positive change in your community and the world at large.

If you’re Jewish and between the ages of 20 and 24, you can become a Changemaker. And unlock your potential to make a difference.

“This program made me more passionate, more excited about continuing to strive to make a positive change.”
--- Joe Vogel
Graduate Student, Harvard Kennedy School

but...what does “changemaker” really mean?

A Changemaker is a (current or aspiring) leader in the Jewish community - they are invested, involved, and dedicated to bettering the world around them.

As a young leader, you’ll join hundreds of Jewish peers from all over the world who are as passionate and interested in affecting the Jewish future as you are.

(And the $350 stipend is pretty nice, too.)

what is the changemakers experience?

Your experience as a Changemaker will begin with a three-week summer intensive where you will have opportunities to engage in meaningful, thoughtful discussions aimed at expanding your understanding of yourself and those around you. After jumpstarting your leadership journey, you will have ongoing access to networking and educational opportunities as part of our ever-growing Changemakers community.

The summer intensive is organized by a three-part framework designed to foster the individual principles that, together, make a strong community leader. Week by week, we will challenge you to translate values into action, ultimately creating a cohesive practice you can utilize beyond the intensive.

changemakers is brought to you
by the Jewish Federations of North America in partnership with

  • Engagement Partners
  • Birthright Israel
  • Hillel
  • JDC Entwine
  • Masa Israel Journey
  • Moishe House
  • OneTable
  • Repair the World
  • Community Partners
  • Alliance for Middle East Peace
  • ADL
  • Avodah
  • BBYO
  • Birthright Israel Excel
  • Bring Israel Home
  • Foundation for Jewish Camp
  • Israel Campus Roundtable
  • Israel Outdoors
  • JPRO
  • Jewish Majorca
  • Keshet
  • MAOZ
  • Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies
  • OLAM
  • Onward Israel
  • Pardes North America
  • Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
  • Resetting the Table
  • Shalom Hartman Institute of North America
  • Theatre Dybbuk
  • WUJS - The World Union of Jewish Students