Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship 2017-2018

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 Fellowship runs from October 2017 - April 2018. The program includes: 

  • Three weekend retreats at Shalom Institute
  • Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions
  • 30+ hours of community service


October 18, 2017 Orientation & Captivation Speakers Workshop @ TBD

November 10-12, 2017 Weekend Retreat #1 @ Camp JCA Shalom

November, 2017 LAMOTH (Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust)

December 10, 2017 Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

Jan 5-7, 2018 Weekend Retreat #2 @ Camp JCA Shalom

February 11, 2018 Super Sunday @ JFed Valley Alliance

March 16-18, 2018 Weekend Retreat #3 @ Camp JCA Shalom


The application process and tuition…

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Sherut L'Olam Fellowship. Please apply by clicking the link below. 

Sherut L'Olam Fellowship Application

Tuition for the program is $595*

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.