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 Senior Fellowship runs from October 2017 - March 2018.

The program includes: 

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


Sunday  October 15,2017  Orientation/Captivating Speakers workshop

November 10-12, 2017  Weekend  #1 @ Shalom Institute

Sunday November 26, 2017  Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 

Sunday  December 10, 2017  Service project with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

January 5-7, 2018 Weekend #2 @ Shalom Institute 

Sunday  February 11,2018  Service Project

Sunday March 4, 2018  Service project with Habitat for Humanity

March 23-25, 2018  Weekend #3 @ Shalom Institute

April 22, 2018 - JWW Walk to end genocide


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.