Sherut L'Olam Senior Fellowship 2018-2019

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 2018 - April 2019.

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


October 14, 2018  Orientation

Sunday November 25, 2018  Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust 

Sunday  December 9, 2018  Service project with Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission

January 25-27, 2019 Weekend #1 @ American Jewish University

Sunday  February 17, 2019  Service Project

March 15-17, 2019  Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim

Sunday, March 24, 2019 Screening at Laemmle Theaters (Encino)

April 7, 2019 - JWW Walk to end genocide (Thousand Oaks)

April 12-14, 2019 - Weekend #3 @ Camp Alonim


The application process and tuition…

We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 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.