Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship 2017-2018

About the program . . .

The Junior Fellowship offers pre-post Bar/Bat Mitzvah age teens the opportunity to fulfill community service projects and hours in a fun and meaningful way. Junior fellows will develop their public speaking/advocacy and communication skills with teens from all over the Greater Los Angeles area.

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.

The Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship runs from December 2017 - March 2018.

The program includes: 

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


Sunday  October 15, 2017 Orientation/Captivating Speakers workshop

Sunday  December 17, 2017 Workshop

Sunday  January 7, 2018  Screening at Laemmle Theaters

Sunday February 11, 2018  Service Project

February 23-25, 2018  Weekend  #1 @ Shalom Institute

Sunday  March 4, 2018  Service project with Habitat for Humanity

March 23-25, 2018  Weekend #2 @ 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 Junior Fellowship. Please apply by clicking the link below. 

Junior Fellowship Application

Tuition for the program is $495*

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.