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What is the Schusterman Fellowship?

The Schusterman Fellowship supports, cultivates and invests in exceptional Jewish leaders committed to building and sustaining Jewish nonprofits and Israeli civil society.

Our 18-month leadership development program and lifelong fellowship community offer rising executive-level professionals the opportunity to develop as authentic, dynamic leaders through a robust curriculum, a cohort of peers and guidance from top coaches and experts.

The Fellowship reflects our belief that for Jewish life and Israel to thrive in the 21st century, we need talented, diverse leaders at the helm—leaders who serve with clarity of purpose, empathy and the ability to work in partnership to build a vision for the future.


Fellows in each cohort. The Schusterman Fellowship has engaged seven cohorts since 2015.


Members of the Fellowship community, including current Fellows and Senior Fellows (alumni).


Of Senior Fellows report bringing what they learned to their organizations or other spheres of influence.


Of Senior Fellows see the Fellowship network as a resource for their sustainability and longevity as leaders.

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This is a rare, precious experience.
Executive Director, Beit Prat - Israeli Madrasha

Our Fellows

Hailing from the U.S., Israel and beyond, Schusterman Fellows lead efforts to strengthen Jewish engagement, racial justice, global service, Israeli civil society, gender equity, LGBTQ rights and more.

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About the Fellowship

Hear directly from Schusterman Fellows about how the program has impacted their leadership. (Video: Gitai Silver)

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Our Approach

The core of our curriculum is our “inside-out” approach to leadership, which recognizes that change begins from within. To articulate this philosophy, we support our Fellows in living out seven leadership competencies.

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Our Impact

With their increased capacity to address today’s most pressing issues, our Fellows take on new responsibilities, advance their careers and magnify their influence.

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Connect with Fellows, complete member tasks and keep up to date on Fellowship news and updates.

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Our Team

Get to know the people shaping the Schusterman Fellowship and Senior Fellows community, including Schusterman staff, executive leadership coaches and chevruta (Jewish learning partners).

7 Competencies for Effective Leadership


7 Competencies for Effective Leadership

With input from experts across the Jewish leadership development and education sectors, we identified seven common competencies that have helped Schusterman Fellows strengthen their capacity to successfully lead their organizations and communities—regardless of their unique skills, challenges and backgrounds

We believe leaders across all sectors can benefit from these competencies to drive meaningful lasting change. We offer our competency model as a guide to help any leader strengthen their leadership with the skills to build a more vibrant, just and inclusive future.

From Our Magazine

How Jewish Communities Are Responding to the Global Impact of COVID-19

How Jewish Communities Are Responding to the Global Impact of COVID-19

An interview with Schusterman Fellow Dyonna Ginsburg, CEO of OLAM.

Embodied Jewish practice helps strengthen identity and advance equity

Embodied Jewish Practice Helps Strengthen Identity and Advance Equity

A reflection from Schusterman Fellow Yoshi Silverstein, Founder and Executive Director of Mitsui Collective.

Applying to the Fellowship

Exceptional Jewish leaders are invited to apply to our program after a referral from one of our organizational partners or a Fellowship community member.

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