The Yesod Community Institute is a high-level professional development program for talented early-career European Jewish community professionals and educators. The program integrates Jewish learning with community building and professional development skills training.
20 diverse participants from across Europe will expand their Jewish visions, strengthen their capacity to make change and enrich their own Jewish knowledge. During three five-day seminars, held in Israel, Prague and Rome, the participants will also build strong relationships and develop new opportunities for partnerships across their varied organisations and communities.
Participants must be able to take part in all three seminars:
Program highlights include:
The Yesod Community Institute is a highly competitive program and is fully funded by Yesod, including flights. However, we would expect participation to be treated by employers as time for professional development and an investment in staff, without the requirement for annual leave to be taken. Participants will pay travel costs to and from airports and their spending money.
All meals and snacks provided will be kosher.
If you answered yes to the questions under Who Can Apply above, we invite you to apply to take part in the Yesod Community Institute: Cohort II.
Applications will only be considered if participants are endorsed by their employing organisation. You will be asked to include contact details for a referee, usually your manager, who will be contacted before any place in the programme can be offered. Make sure to speak to your manager about taking part before you apply.
Applications for Yesod Community Institute: Cohort II are now closed.
For more information or an informal discussion about the program please contact firstname.lastname@example.org