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Diller Teen Fellows

Preparing the Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

 

Applications are now open! You can find the application for the 2020-21 cohort here!

 


 

The Pittsburgh Diller Teen Fellows program is an immersive leadership program inviting a select group of Jewish 10th and 11th graders from across Pittsburgh to step up, lead their communities, and make the world a better place.

Each year, 600 teens from 32 communities around the world spend 12 months engrossed in the Diller Teen Fellows program.

The Diller program in Pittsburgh is entering its 10th year and together with our Partnership2Gether community, Karmiel & Misgav Diller Teen Fellows.

Together with our P2G community, Karmiel & Misgav, Pittsburgh Diller Teen Fellows work to:

1.  Form stronger Jewish identities and continue a lifelong exploration of their culture, history, and heritage.
2.  Become empowered teens equipped to discover their own leadership journeys
3.  Become activated leaders who view tikkun olam (social action) as their responsibility and opportunity to make the world a better place

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The Pittsburgh Diller Teen Fellows program is a prestigious 12-month international leadership program that, together with their partnership cohort in Karmiel-Misgav in Israel, partake in:

  • Twelve Educational Workshops
  • Three Weekend Retreats (Shabbatonim)
  • Service and Impact Experiences

 

LOCAL WORKSHOPS:

Diller Teen Fellows gather on a regular basis to explore their relationships with the program’s pillars and values. They are encouraged to learn and lead as they consider what it means to be Jewish, and part of a diverse, international community. At regular Sunday workshops, participants explore program core values through team-building exercises, hands-on volunteering, dynamic conversations, and Jewish text study.

SHABBATONIM WEEKEND RETREATS

Shabbatonim are weekend retreats which allow participants to dig deeper into prominent issues that arise during their workshops. While participants cultivate relationships with their peers, coordinator, and junior counselors, discussions focus on the six core values: leadership, Jewish identity, Israel, tikkun olam, Pluralism, and Peoplehood.

Pittsburgh Diller Teen Fellows work to:

1. Form stronger Jewish identities and continue a lifelong exploration of their culture, history, and heritage.
2. Become empowered teens equipped to discover their own leadership journeys
3. Become activated leaders who view tikkun olam (social action) as their responsibility and opportunity to make the world a better place.

Diller Fellows come from different backgrounds but are joined together by the desire to:

  • Make friendships that will last a lifetime
  • Question, search and gain insights into their own Jewish identity and unity
  • Create with and lead others in learning activities and service projects

If you share these desires then the Diller Teen Fellows Program may be for you!

Applicants to the program must:

  • Demonstrate leadership skills
  • Be dedicated to community service
  • Be interested in exploring your Jewish identity
  • Be interested in exploring your relationship to Israel
  • Be in 10th or 11th grade in September of the cohort year
  • Be a Jewish teen residing in the Greater Pittsburgh area

Each participant automatically receives a $10,000 subsidy, resulting in a cost of $3,600 to the participant.

In addition, need-based scholarships are available.

Are you ready to make a world of difference in your life and in the lives of others?

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

Contact Us

Alex Malanych

Director of Teen Engagement & Leadership
Diller Teen Fellows Coordinator

412-697-3233

 







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