Seeing as this blog is by high school Jewish feminists, I want to point out that summer break is fast approaching and it’s time to look into awesome opportunities of interest to learn and grow from. There are two that I want to point out and encourage all who are interested to apply to:
The Bronfman Youth Fellowships in Israel: If will be a high school senior in the 2010-2011 school year and you live in the U.S. or Canada, this fellowship will most likely be the most changing and wonderful experience of your life. It was for mine and this is actually the experience that has led me to develop a passion for Jewish feminism. It includes a five week all-expenses-paid trip to Israel, a pluralistic community of 26 Jews your own age, and lots of fun, learning, and interesting discussions. Chances are, if you’re in this age group and reading this blog, you’d be pretty game.
Tikkun magazine, a bimonthly Jewish critique of society, politics, and popular culture, is looking for interns in high school and beyond to help edit, write for, and create ideas concerning Judaism, social activism, feminism, volunteering, and international relations. The internship must last a minimum of three months, but the amount of time you put in varies depending on the area of work. Internships are available with the magazine itself, the Network of Spiritual Progressives, and Nonprofit Organizations and Development.
There’s no rush til summer, but I’ve found that some of the most enriching programs have the earliest deadlines so I encourage all those Jewish feminists out there (and everyone, actually) to take action this summer for themselves and for the world. Please check out these unique opportunities!