JIMENA's Sephardic Leadership Institute welcomes First Cohort of Campus Professionals to Leadership Fellowship
We are delighted that with the support of JCRIF: Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund, in February JIMENA will welcome a select cohort of twenty Jewish campus professionals to our Sephardic Leaders Fellowship. The cohort includes professionals from Stand With Us, Hillel International, TAMID Group, Springboard Fellowship, and the Jewish Agency. Fellows serve Jewish college students at campuses throughout the United States including: Tufts University, Brooklyn College, UC Berkeley, University of Illinois, Penn State University, Cornell University, UCLA, and many others.
While previous cohorts of our Sephardic Leaders Fellowship have focused primarily on building community and deep-learning for mid to senior level Jewish communal professional and lay-leaders, JIMENA has redesigned the fellowship for this particular cohort to meet the unique needs of campus professionals. As those serving Jewish students on college campuses are on the front-lines of growing antisemitism in the United States, we look forward to empowering and training these emerging leaders with new knowledge and skills to support them and the students they serve.
Subjects covered will include the history of Jewish refugees from the Middle East and North Africa, defining antisemitism, campus-advocacy 101, the Abraham Accords and a shifting Middle East, Sephardi and Mizrahi holidays and rituals for college students, and more. Sessions will be led by top-tier rabbis, scholars, international activists, and Jewish educators.
If you would like to sponsor a care-package to help welcome individuals in this cohort, please consider contributing today.