Sherut L'Olam Junior Fellowship 2019-2020

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 November 2019 - April 2020.

The program includes: 

  • Two weekend retreats at Camp Alonim

  • Advocacy skills development and issue-oriented Sunday sessions

  • 25+ hours of community service


Sunday, November 3, 2019 Opening Program @ Camp Alonim

January 31 - February 2, 2020  Weekend  #1 @ Camp Alonim

Sunday, February 2, 2020 Mazon

Sunday, February 23, 2020 Hope of the Valley

March 20-22, 2020  Weekend #2 @ Camp Alonim

Sunday, March 22, 2020 LA Museum of the Holocaust

The application process and tuition…

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

Junior 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.