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Application Information for the Yahel Social Change Fellowship - From Crisis to Resilience 

Apply now for the 2024 Social Change Fellowship!
- From Crisis to Resilience


In response to recent events in Israel Yahel is looking for thoughtful individuals with a passion for social change to take part in our new and unique Fellowship program.

We invite new applicants to
join our returning fellows and be part of community rebuilding efforts in our partner communities and beyond. 


January 10, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Flexible start dates between Jan 10 - Feb 10

Step 1  |  Schedule a call with our Recruitment Manager

We're really excited to hear that you're interested in the Yahel Social Change Fellowship! Before submitting your application, schedule an informational call with our Recruitment Coordinator to learn more about the fellowship and find out if this program is right for you.

Step 2  |  Send In Your Completed Fellowship Application

All Applicants must submit the following:

  1. Personal information: Complete a personal information form with general health questions.

  2. General essay questions: 

    • Tell us about a time when you were a member of a cohort or community. Describe challenging and/or rewarding aspects of your experience in this group.​​

    • Describe why you are applying to be a Yahel Social Change Fellow. What are you bringing to this experience? What do you hope to walk away with on a personal level?

    • How do you currently relate to Israel? What has influenced your relationship with Israel? How do you see this fellowship complementing or challenging this relationship?

  3. Professional References: Have someone who is familiar with your academic or professional work submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf. Recommenders will receive a unique URL where they can submit their letters.

  4. Documents: Upload a resume.

  5. Application fee of $100.

Application Deadlines:

  • We are accepting applications on a rolling basis until all spots are filled.

Step 3  |  Interview & Alumni Conversation

After submitting your application, you'll be connected to our Executive Director, Dana Talmi, for an interview. After your interview, you'll be connected to a Yahel Alumni for a second conversation.

Step 4  |  Application Decision and Onboarding

If accepted into the fellowship, you will begin the onboarding process into becoming a Yahel fellow:

  • Paying the program fee of $600

    • If eligible, apply for Masa Funding​

    • If ineligible for Masa Funding, you can apply to the Nicholas Cleve's Scholarship (limited scholarships available)

  • Completing onboarding forms including a physical form (to be completed by a physician) and a mental health form

  • A clear background check is required to join the fellowship

  • Prior to your arrival, you will join your cohort online for pre-program webinars to get to know each other and the fellowship.

Application Fee

The application fee will be fully refunded if you are not accepted to the fellowship.  If you are accepted and choose to participate, the fee will be applied to your tuition. If you are accepted to the fellowship and choose not to participate, the fee is nonrefundable. You will be prompted to submit your application payment at the end of the fellowship application. 

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"On arriving in Kiryat Haim the need was clear to see, and I was really excited to get started as I knew it would be incredibly valuable work. After recent events, I just know that those needs are only going to be greater, and I can't wait to come back to resume the program in the form of the new fellowship"

Leah Besner,

Yahel Social Change Fellowship 2023-24

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