Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship 2019-2020

About the program . . .

Sherut L'Olam provides a space for teens to explore social and environmental issues, give value to their voice and empower them to engage with the world. Informed and inspired by Jewish tradition and ethics, Sherut L’Olam draws on environmental and social justice activists as well as experts in public speaking, team building and communication. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of important issues of the day, Sheruters will develop the skills to teach and model what they have learned in a more confident and effective manner. Sherut L’Olam brings together teens from across Southern California:  the South Bay, Westside, and the Conejo, San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys.

The Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship runs from October 2019 - April 2020.

The program includes: 

  • Three weekend retreats at American Jewish University and Camp Alonim

  • Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions

  • 35+ hours community service


Sunday, October 13, 2019  Opening Program @ Camp Alonim

December 13-15, 2019 Weekend #1 @ Camp Alonim

Sunday, December 15, 2019 LA Museum of the Holocaust

Sunday, January 19, 2020 Hope of the Valley

February 28 - March 1, 2020  Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim

Sunday, March 1, 2020 Mazon

April 3-5, 2020 - Weekend #3 @ Camp Alonim


The application process and tuition…

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 Sherut L'Olam Fellowship. Please apply by clicking the link below. 

Sherut L'Olam Fellowship Application

Tuition for the program is $695*

After receiving your online application, and letter of recommendation, a phone interview will be arranged. You will be notified of your acceptance within two weeks of your interview.  

* Scholarships are available for this program. Please contact the Shalom Institute ( and/or your sponsoring organization if you need assistance.

Sherut L’Olam is generously funded by the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles and administered by the Shalom Institute. Our program partners include BJEBBYOUSY,JSUCamp JCA ShalomCamp AlonimJewish Federation Valley Alliance and The Westside Jewish Community Center.