Yachad Morris Sandelbaum High School Fellowship

Exclusively for current high school Juniors!

Updated: Due to an overwhelming number of applications, we will not be having a second round of Fellowship applicants.  Thank you to all those who have expressed interest in the program and we hope that you will join us in the future on a Yachad Summer Program.

Fill out your application by clicking here.

Get a recommendation form here!

What is the Fellowship? 
This program provides select students who will have completed their junior year of high school the chance to work (as a CIT) in one of Yachad’s various camp programs for one session (approximately three to four weeks) during the summer. Participants will gain intensive leadership training and hands-on experience working for Yachad. Fellows will be supervised by the fellowship program director as well as the individual camp program director, and will have junior counselor responsibilities within the larger framework of the Yachad camp program. The Fellowship will take place in the Yachad camp programs at Camp Nesher, Camp Lavi, Camp Morasha, Camp Shoshanim, Camp Moshava, and Camp Mesorah.

Fellows will also: 

  •  Participate in one training weekend (Friday, March 21, 4:00 PM - Sunday, March 23, 2014, 1:00 PM) and two half-day trainings (on Sundays) prior to the summer (required)
  • Attend periodic meetings and trainings during the summer together with other fellowship participants (required)
  • Be invited to be a staff person the following summer*
  • Be invited to attend a closing event at the Yachad Simchaton (optional)

What is the application process for the Fellowship program? 

  • Filling out an application- available here.
  •  Submitting a recommendation form- available here.
  • An in person interview at the Yachad office (Skype for those living outside of the NY/NJ area)
  • Two essays
  • Participation at a Yachad Shabbaton (for those who haven’t done so already)
  • $500 application fee, returned at the end of the summer*
First round of applications will end Monday, November 25th, 2013. Second round of applications will end Monday, January 13th, 2014 (if spots are still available after the first deadline). Limited spots available, so apply now!
*for those who complete the program successfully
For more information, please contact Nechama at yachadsummer@ou.org or 212-613-8369.