RAJE Leadership Fellowships are for first time applicants.

RAJE “U” Fellowships are for our Alumni.

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A gift of adventure, discovery and connection:

As a nation we depend on the youth of each generation to carry the torch of Jewish continuity. That is why the Jewish community is willing to gift talented young people with a unique opportunity to experience the adventure and essence of connection by exploring their Jewish identity and developing their own unique leadership potential.  

The RAJE Leadership Fellowship

The Leadership Fellowship is an elite program, uniquely designed for Russian American Jewish students and young professionals.

The program goals are:

  • Enable participants to investigate many of the core spiritual/philosophical ideas that make the Jewish people unique, with an eye on what this teaches us about Jewish leadership and responsibility
  • Interact with leaders and exceptional people in the Jewish world, hear their stories, and develop a first hand understanding of what it takes to be a Jewish leader

A hands on exploration of Jewish identity through an unforgettable 

Tour of Israel and Europe

Program details:

Participants in the Leadership Fellowship meet for a total of 10 sessions during the semester. The sessions will feature:

  • A lecture or interactive program exploring major Jewish ideas.
  • Meeting with famous Jewish leaders from all walks of life: CEO’s of large companies, heads of organizations and political leaders

An advanced program option is available for select students featuring:

  • An exploration of core Jewish texts
  • Hebrew language course

There will be two Shabbat seminars. These weekend retreats will feature presentations by renowned Jewish educators, interactive workshops and exciting social programs. All meetings, classes and weekend seminars are mandatory.

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be eligible for a free* trip to Israel and Europe.

Spots are limited! Registration is now open for the fall semester program!

If your application passes an initial review, you will be contacted to arrange for an interview.

For more email: [email protected]

RAJE "U" Fellowship

Innovation, Creativity and Family.
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“Don’t just stand around…take Action!”
Here’s what makes the RAJE U Fellowship program unique:

Relevant: RAJE U will be more than stumbling through some Hebrew texts. Thousands of years of Jewish wisdom will be focused through the lens of your life. Plus, you’ll get the opportunity to take the philosophy you learn and put it into action!

In-depth: RAJE-U gives you a buffet of options to choose each week, but if you want to do more than scratch the surface of Jewish learning, RAJE U is designed so you’ll walk away each night as an expert in that day’s topic- more education than the majority of Jews will get in their life.

Personal: We’re keeping the class sizes small so we can make sure the experience is catered to you. Our shabbatons will be rocking because you won’t just be in a group of 100 strangers- you’ll be with all your friends. We will have two tracks of learning so whether you want a more intense experience or one that’s more laid back, RAJE U is right for you

Superior: Want to learn about Israel? We have professional advocacy specialist. Want to learn about Jewish philosophy? We have some of the most refined minds in Jewish education. Your Israel trip will be lead by the most experienced guys on staff at RAJE and we guarantee it will be the most incredible trip in the holy land.

Awesome: RAJE U is the official learning program of RAJEon, the premier Russian-American YJP network. You’ll have frontline access to RAJEon events, occasions, clubs, classes, and dating services. Check it out at rajeon.com.