All Diller activities are based on the program’s “Four Pillars”:
Participants are challenged to define their strengths, weaknesses and personal leadership goals. Then we provide the tools, feedback and mentoring they need to experiment, collaborate and learn from their mistakes. The result? A meaningful experience they can apply to real world challenges.
Judaism & Jewish Identity
Diller Teen Fellows is based on a belief that true leadership stems from a strong sense of self, and an appreciation of others. Participants examine and reflect on their sense of Jewish identity in order to understand how their history, traditions and values motivate them to act in the world.
Participants gain a new perspective on Israel, informed by direct and authentic connections to the land, the country, its history and its people.
A peak experience of the program is the Israel Summer Seminar. The three-week seminar brings together all particiapnts to engage in their diversity, vibrancy and complex reality of modern Israel.
Participants are given opportunities to create and lead tikkun olam projects close to their hearts. Students move beyone academic participation to engage in hands-on work to “repair the world.”