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Diller Teen Fellows

A Year To Impact A Lifetime. 32 Communities, 7 Countries, 1 Global Jewish Community

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are currently closed. Applications for 2025-2026 will open in Spring 2025.

Diller Teen Fellows is a prestigious yearlong fellowship for high school students interested in exploring topics in leadership, Jewish identity, social justice, and Israel. The Diller program operates in 32 communities in North America, South Africa, Australia, South America, Europe, and Israel with the goal of developing future generations of active, effective leaders with strong Jewish identities, commitment to the Jewish people, and a passion for Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World). Pittsburgh launched its first cohort in 2008 in partnership with Pittsburgh’s Partnership Together region in Israel: Karmiel, Misgav.

The Diller Teen Fellows program consists of once-to-twice a month Sunday workshops, three overnight Shabbatonim (Shabbat weekend retreats), a 10-day home-hosted exchange with our Israeli partnership community, and a 3-week transformative trip to Israel in the Summer.

The Diller Teen Fellowship is open to Jewish high schoolers in 10th and 11th grades.

We encourage Jews from all backgrounds to apply; whether you keep kosher or love bacon, whether you speak Hebrew or have never been to synagogue or been to Israel — you are Jewish enough for Diller.

Scholarships are available.

Become a Diller Teen Fellow today —

As part of the prestigious and global Diller International Teen Fellows program, you will experience:

– Twelve Sunday experiences focused on helping you become the best leader you can be
– Four Weekend Retreats (Shabbatonim) where you will connect with your cohort, learn how Jewish traditions may or may not be helpful for you and the importance of Jewish peoplehood
– Service experiences and social justice – make a difference in YOUR community!

We encourage people to apply from all races, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual and gender identities, and ranges of Jewish practice and belief.

As long as you are interested in talking about how your Jewish identity impacts (or doesn’t impact!) your life, meeting new friends, and passionate about social justice and becoming a leader – Diller might be right for you!

Under “Requirements and Costs” Tab:

Applicants to the program must:

– Be a Jewish teen residing in the Greater Pittsburgh area
– Be in their 10th or 11th year of high school during the program year (applications apply during their 9th and 10th grade year)
– Have a desire to become a leader and grow into their own potential
– Be dedicated to Tikkun Olam (Repairing the World)
– Be interested in exploring their Jewish identity

Program Fee: $3,600

Socio-economic status or finances should never be a reason not to apply. Need-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are often flexible to address the diverse needs of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Socio-economic status or finances should never be a reason not to apply: need-based scholarships are available. These scholarships are often flexible to address the diverse needs of the Pittsburgh Jewish community.

Applications for the 2024-2025 cohort are currently closed.

Applications for the 2025-2026 cohort will open in Spring 2025.

Visit Diller Teen Fellows for more information about the international and global program.

Contact Us

Rebecca Kahn

[email protected]

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