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(Washington, D.C., April 12, 2021)–B’nai B’rith International, in partnership with the World Union of Jewish Students, is pleased to announce the launch of the “IMPACT: Emerging Leaders Fellowship”—a one-of-a-kind virtual fellowship program for Jewish students and young professionals worldwide.

Over six months, 15-20 select fellows will gain advocacy, diplomacy and civic engagement skills, expand their knowledge and become effective change-makers in their communities and the broader public sphere. Participants will get the chance to interact with high-level policy makers, non-governmental organization (NGO) staff and industry experts on issues ranging from anti-Semitism on campus and online to media polarization, Holocaust remembrance and genocide prevention, Israel engagement, coalition building and Jewish pluralism and diversity.

Additionally, fellows will gain access to a wide pool of mentors—a diverse network of young professionals working in government and the nonprofit sector, specializing in the thematic areas of the fellowship, who will serve as resources for our fellows, ensuring participants in the program can benefit from their knowledge and expertise throughout and beyond the duration of the fellowship.

Young people are essential voices in our communities, shaping not only the future, but the present. We look forward to engaging with our inaugural cohort to enable a well-rounded, nonpartisan approach to civic engagement within and beyond the Jewish community.

Jewish students and young professionals from around the world under the age of 35 interested in politics, diplomacy, human rights issues or Jewish advocacy can apply to the IMPACT: Emerging Leaders Fellowship here. Applications close on May 23, 2021 and the fellowship will run from July 2021-December 2021.

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B’nai B’rith International has advocated for global Jewry and championed the cause of human rights since 1843. B’nai B’rith is recognized as a vital voice in promoting Jewish unity and continuity, a staunch defender of the State of Israel, a tireless advocate on behalf of senior citizens and a leader in disaster relief. With a presence around the world, we are the Global Voice of the Jewish Community. Visit