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Activate your summer with engaging Leadership, Education, and Volunteering

A four-week, paid fellowship open to Jewish college age students from the greater Cleveland area or affiliated with a Cleveland Hillel campus, Kent State University, or the University of Akron focusing on:

*  Leadership Development  *  Jewish Education  *  Volunteering



1.       What is the LEV Campus Fellowship?

In a time when many employment and internships are on hold, this is an opportunity to support personal Jewish leadership growth and resume development. Cleveland Hillel, Hillel at Kent State and Jewish Federation of Cleveland have put together a fellowship to enable college students to engage in Jewish life, build personal and professional skills, and by doing so, will be compensated with a financial stipend. 

2.       Why LEV?

In addition to being an acronym for leadership, education, and volunteering (the 3 pillars of the fellowship), LEV has a deeper meaning. LEV (לֵב) is Hebrew for heart. The LEV Campus Fellowship asks participants to give of themselves and nurture the Jewish community through acts of Tikkun Olam (repairing the world).


3.       Who can apply​?

The LEV Campus Fellowship is open to all Jewish college-age members from the greater Cleveland area, from incoming first-year students to 2020 graduates. Students must be from the greater Cleveland area or affiliated with Cleveland Hillel's campuses or Hillel at Kent State University and the University of Akron.

4.       What’s expected of me?

​(a)      Leadership Requirement:     Attendance at (minimum) 3 Speaker Opportunities


  • Fellows will be offered 5-6 different opportunities to connect with leadership & professional development speakers and local community leaders.

  • These sessions will enable students to build their resume and networking skills in a summer when many internships and employment are on hold. 

  • Learn from high-profile professionals and community leaders and develop personal and professional skills.

(b)      Education Requirement:     4 Virtual Cohort Gatherings (target: 10 Fellows/group)

  • Fellows will be assigned into small groups facilitated by trained Jewish/Hillel educators.

  • Learn with & from each other, creating opportunities to build relationships with other peers in the fellowship.

  • Study relevant Jewish topics inspired by Hillel International's Jewish Learning Fellowship (JLF) Chavurah (a proven and successful model).

(c)      Volunteer Requirement:     20 hours (minimum)

  • Fellows will have access to a specially curated database of volunteer opportunities to choose from based on interests and availability. 

  • Volunteer opportunities will be offered as in-person (safety precautions observed), virtual, or as a combination of the two.

  • Make a meaningful difference in your community.

5.       What’s in it for me?

A stipend of $500 to be paid at the successful conclusion of the Fellowship.

6.       What are the dates of the fellowship?  

Monday, June 29 - Friday, July 24

7.       How do I apply? 

Click here to apply

Applications will close on Thursday, June 25 at 11:59 pm EST. 

8.       Who do I contact if I have questions?

Contact Sarah Foster, LEV Fellowship Coordinator, at

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