The Yahel Social Change Fellowship is highly subsidized by the Lod and Rishon LeZion municipalities, Jewish federations, Jewish foundations, Masa-Israel Journey, and private funders. Read more about Masa-Israel Journey here. The actual cost to Yahel for each fellow is over $14,000 USD and we offer it to you for only $1,000 USD.
If you are not eligible for a Masa grant, you may apply for Yahel's Nicholas Cleves Scholarship.
Fees For Fellows:
As a Yahel Fellow, You Will Receive:
Housing in fully furnished apartments
A living stipend
All fellows receive a monthly stipend of 1,000 shekels. Depending on country of origin, some fellows receiving Masa grants may receive a higher stipend.
Hebrew and Arabic courses
Day trips and seminars
Transportation to and from volunteer placements
Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy:
The application fee of $100 is nonrefundable for those who withdraw*
Cancellation prior to July 1, 2024: refund of paid tuition with a $500 late cancellation fee
Cancellation after July 1, 2024: no refund
*Please note that if you are not accepted to the program, this fee will be refunded. If you are accepted and choose to participate, the fee will be applied to your total program fee.
About Masa Israel Journey
Masa is the global leader in immersive international career development and leadership experiences in Israel for young Jewish adults from around the world.
With a variety of long-term programs in Israel, Masa is able to provide meaningful, enriching experiences to young Jews from many different countries, backgrounds, levels of education, and fields.
Since its founding in 2004, Masa has helped over 150,000 young adults from 60+ countries to strengthen their connection with Israel, empowering a new generation of connected, committed, and inspired young Jewish adults. These young adults are changing the face of the Jewish world and Israel, as professionals, community leaders, and advocates.
About the Nicholas Cleves Scholarship
Yahel is proud to offer the Nicholas Cleves Scholarship to offer extra funding to Yahel fellows who may not qualify for a Masa grant. Nicholas Cleves was a dear friend of a Yahel alumnus. The work carried out by participants of the Yahel Social Change Fellowship deeply reflect the values Nicholas lived by and wanted to bring to this world. As such, this scholarship was created as a way to expand opportunities for young adults to become change makers and create the kind of positive impact on their communities that Nicholas hoped for and believed in. A separate application for this scholarship is included in the standard application for the Yahel Social Change Fellowship.